Chief executive of Derian House childrens hospice quits

Posted on - 5th January, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston News
Georgina Cox
Georgina Cox

Derian House Childrens Hospice is in need of a new chief executive officer.


The hospice, near Chorley, provides palliative, specialist respite and end of life care for children and young adults throughout the North West – and has regularly seen fundraising by Prestonians taking on fitness challenges and other events.

The position became available after former chief executive, Georgina Cox, handed in her notice in during late December.

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Georgina Cox, who took on the role in 2013, resigned from the position in order to pursue other areas of professional and personal interest.

She remains listed as a director of the estate agents Moving Works she established in 2000 in Longton.

Julie Atherton, Clinical Director at Derian House, will be stepping in as Acting Chief Executive Officer until the role has been appointed.

Derian House expect to start the recruitment process shortly.

Susie Poppitt, head of fundraising at Derian House, said: “I can confirm that Georgina Cox has resigned her position as Chief Executive Officer, having decided to pursue other areas of professional and personal interest.

“Her role is currently being covered by Julie Atherton as Acting Chief Executive Officer in addition to her position as Clinical Director.

“I’m happy to report that we expect to embark on a recruitment process very shortly with a view to appointing a full time Chief Executive Officer in the near future.

“In the meantime, Derian House will continue to provide the high level of specialist hospice care and support for which it is renowned to children, young people and families throughout the North West.”

Blog Preston has contacted Georgina Cox for comment but at the time of publication had received no response.

Do you know Derian House? What do you think about the chief executive position opening up? Let us know in the comments below

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