Steve Smith

CEO , Havens Hospices

With a background in education, project and change management, Steve leads one of the only charities in the UK that provides all-age palliative care through two hospices and a range of community-based services. Steve initially joined Havens Hospices as Director of Facilities, focusing on delivering a new £17.5 million adult hospice which opened in March 2020. He was appointed CEO in August 2019, putting colleagues, culture, data and technology at the heart of his strategy to transform a 30+ year old traditional hospice charity into a resilient, innovative and collaborative care provider to give more care to more people. In September 2021, Steve was presented with the 'Rising CEO' award from Third Sector.

I'm looking for applications that demonstrate boldness and innovation, using a mixture of data and evidence alongside strong instinct and leadership to bring others along on that journey of culture change.