Find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support, including how the charity is run and how we were founded in 1911.
Macmillan Cancer Support is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission ( registered charity number 261017 ) and as a company limited by guarantee with the Registrar of Companies (registered company number 2400969).
We are governed by our Articles of Association [PDF 138kb]. If you would like to receive a hard copy by post, please contact us.
Get in touch with our Head Office or cancer support specialists for further information about Macmillan.
Macmillan's Board of Trustees , all of whom are volunteers, is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the charity. The Trustees delegate the day-to-day management of Macmillan to the Chief Executive, Ciarán Devane.
Our Executive Strategy Team
Five directors report to our Chief Executive. They make up our Executive Strategy Team (EST).
The EST assists the Chief Executive, Ciarán Devane, in managing Macmillan's day-to-day business. Each director is responsible for a particular division. The current EST consists of:
Fundraising - Lynda Thomas
External Affairs - Hilary Cross
Policy and Research - Mike Hobday
Services - Juliet Bouverie
Corporate Resources - Chris Hunt
Our key spokespeople
Find out more about the key people working at Macmillan, and how their backgrounds and experience have led them to be experts in their fields.
From its early beginnings, founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan, Macmillan Cancer Support has grown to become the largest cancer care and support charity in the UK. Discover the historical background to this charity. You can also see our complete history on our Facebook timeline.