Eamonn O'Neal DL B.Ed M.Sc DArts

Eamonn O'NealEamonn O'Neal is Chief Executive of St Ann's Hospice, which is Greater Manchester's largest hospice.  He was formerly the managing editor of Trinity Mirror's regional publications and websites in the north of England. These include the Manchester Evening News and its associated weekly newspapers as well as titles in Yorkshire and the North East. He is also an established broadcaster, having worked in television and radio for more than thirty years. He continues to present programmes on BBC Radio Manchester.

During his time in front of the cameras, Eamonn was recognised with the Royal Television Society Best Regional Presenter award. He became executive producer of ITV's This Morning and was responsible for commissioning Granada Television's regional programmes. During his time with ITV, he was chair of the News Group Diversity Panel and founder member and chair of both the Cultural Diversity Network (North) and the Broadcast Disability Network (North).

Eamonn has been a governor at various education establishments including St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Sale, Sale Grammar School and The Manchester Metropolitan University.

He was the inaugural Chair of Trafford Youth Trust and is currently a Trustee of The Salford Diocesan Trust and the Dianne Oxberry Trust. He is also Chair of the Salford Diocesan Communications Commission. 

He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees at St Ann's Hospice, an organisation which has been serving and taking care of the communities of Greater Manchester for almost 45 years and took up the role of CEO in 2016. He was awarded a DArts from the Univeristy of Bolton in 2015.

Eamonn is married to Sheila. They have three grown-up children and two grandchildren.