Simon has been CEO at Donna Louise Hospice for children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent for nearly three years, where he has spent the last 18 months preparing the organisation for merger.
Prior to this, Simon was Director of Services at the national charity Teenage Cancer Trust where he worked for 11 years, helping to create 28 young people’s units and developing cancer services across the UK.
Simon takes over the role from Penny Venables who has been CEO at John Taylor for nearly four years and joint CEO of John Taylor and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospices since April.
He said: “It’s a huge privilege to be CEO of John Taylor and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospices and I’m looking forward to working alongside the teams at both hospices.
“We are living and working in difficult times but, despite these challenges, staff and volunteers have continued to support people who desperately need palliative and end of live care.
“I would like to thank Penny Venables for all her hard work in laying the foundation for the next chapter in the development of palliative and end of life care across Birmingham.”
Chair of John Taylor and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospices Harry Turner said: “I am delighted to welcome Simon Fuller as joint CEO. He brings a wealth of experience to the role as well as passion and commitment to delivering the very best end of life care for patients and families across the city.
“I look forward to working with Simon and building on the leadership and achievements of Penny Venables who has achieved so much for both organisations.”