St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ellis Pullinger as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Ellis is currently Assistant Chief Executive at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a position he has held since April 2016. Prior to this he was Divisional Director of Operations for the Trust’s Division of Investigative Sciences and Clinical Support.

Before joining Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Ellis worked at St George’s for four years as General Manager for Cancer, General Surgery and Urology, and also at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as General Manager for Medicine.

Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s, said:

“I’m thrilled that we will be welcoming Ellis back to the Trust as our new Chief Operating Officer and his commitment and passion for St George’s really shine through. Ellis also brings a wealth of valuable experience to the role, and we will benefit greatly from skills and knowledge gained during his time as Assistant Chief Executive at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.”

Ellis Pullinger said:

“I’m excited to be returning to St George’s where there are challenges, but also fantastic opportunities. I feel privileged to have the chance to work there once again and look forward to meeting staff and working as a team to ensure we continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.”

Ellis will take up his new permanent role at St George’s on 12 June.