HUGH PLAYER has been appointed as the new Director of Greenwich Hospital.
Player will replace Martin Sands who is retiring as boss of the naval charity that owns large parts of maritime Greenwich.
The new man in charge is a former Royal Marine and was most recentlythe Chief Executive of St Martin-in-the-Fields church.
He commented: "I am delighted and honoured to be the first Director of Greenwich Hospital to be appointed from a commercial charitable background.
"My intentions are to build on the solid foundations inherited from Martin Sands and to ensure Greenwich Hospital is able to develop its charitable outputs whilst continuing to be a force for good in the community and remaining at the heart of Maritime Britain."
Outgoing boss Martin Sands said:
“I have enjoyed steering Greenwich Hospital through challenging economic times. With career experiences in the private and charitable sectors, coupled with Historic Royal Palaces, Hugh will be well placed to work with our stakeholders in developing Greenwich Hospital’s key roles.”
Mr Player takes up his position on September 24th.
Greenwich Hospital recently told traders at Greenwich Market that there will be no start to its controversial redevelopment of the market for at least another year.