Emma Hodges, a local mum of three, joined St Giles Hospice in December 2009 as Business Support Director. She was appointed Group Chief Executive on 1 October 2015, after serving as Deputy Chief Executive for four years.
Emma’s professional background is in HR. She joined the hospice from University Hospital North Staffordshire, where she was Assistant Director of Human Resources responsible for workforce design, education and transformation.
Emma led on a number of workforce change and education projects. She has also worked in the private sector and undertaken consultancy assignments for a social enterprise in the housing sector.
Since joining St Giles, Emma has been instrumental in the development of the hospice strategy, developing partnership relationships with a range of third sector and NHS organisations and developing innovative new service offers.
She continues to be passionate about health inequalities, improving healthcare systems and education. Emma has a degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Regeneration and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Health Policy with Keele University.