8 June 2011
Macmillan Cancer Support has appointed four new Trustees to join its Board of Trustees.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Julia Palca says:
“We are delighted to have such experienced and talented Trustees join Macmillan Cancer Support. With their wealth of experience in healthcare, finance and marketing, we will be well placed to achieve our aims of reaching and improving the lives of everyone affected by cancer. We wish them every success in their new roles.”
Biographies of the four new Trustees
Andy Duff joined the board in March 2011. He spent 16 years at BP plc working in downstream businesses in Europe, the USA and the Far East. He joined National Power in 1998 before becoming Chief Executive of its successor company npower in 2003. In 2010 he was appointed Chairman of Severn Trent Plc and Severn Trent Water Ltd. Andy is the Senior Independent Director at Wolseley Plc where he also chairs the Remuneration Committee. Andy is also a Trustee of the Earth Trust and is a fellow of the Energy Institute and a member of the CBI President’s Committee. He is married with three children.
Clare Hollingsworth joined the Board in April 2011. She is currently Deputy Chairman and non-executive Director of Spire Healthcare Ltd, Virgin Healthcare Holdings Ltd; Assura Group Ltd and Eurostar International Limited. She has extensive experience in financial and change management, strategy development and implementation, stakeholder relations and developing customer centric organisations. She was previously CEO of Spire Healthcare Ltd and Managing Director of BUPA Hospitals Ltd, as well as Managing Director of Caledonian Airways. Other past appointments include non-executive Director of Ambea AB, Chairman of The Independent Healthcare Association and a member of the CBI Public Services Strategy Board. Clare lives in Surrey with her two children.
Sir Hugh Taylor joined the Board in April 2011. He has been Chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since February 2011, having retired as Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health in 2010. Sir Hugh joined the Department of Health in 1998 as the Director General dealing with workforce issues in the NHS Executive and became Permanent Secretary in 2006. He began his civil service career in 1972 in the Home Office and has also worked in the Prison Service and the Cabinet Office. Sir Hugh lives in South London and is married with two children.
Suki Thompson joined the Board in April 2011. She is the Managing Partner of Oystercatchers, a leading consultancy in Marketing Excellence which she co-founded in 2007 working with clients like Bupa, Weetabix, Lloyds Bank, Virgin Media, McDonald's and Honda. Prior to that she was a partner at the Haystack Group from 2001-2007. Currently Suki is The Chairman of The Marketing Society, a member of Women in Advertising & Communications and owns a gin company, Bunker Gin. She is a regular contributor to the national and marketing press and a speaker at industry conferences. Suki lives in London and has two children, Jaz and Sam.
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For further information, please contact:
Sarah Ross, Senior Media & PR Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 7821 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support and works to improve cancer care.
Visit www.macmillan.org.uk for more information or freephone 0808 808 00 00 for an information pack.