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Introducing Macmillan's Public Affairs team.
Gus Baldwin Head of Public Affairs|
Gus has been at Macmillan since 2005 and has led various successful campaigns to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer, including the abolition of prescription charges, better access to benefits and the Cancer Reform Strategy.
Before Macmillan, he worked at Mencap as their Parliamentary Officer. He championed new duties on all public bodies to promote the social inclusion of disabled people as part of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
When he’s not managing Macmillan’s Public Affairs Team, Gus is a huge music fan and spends a lot of time going to gigs involving bands with obscure names.
Senior Public Affairs Officer|
Geoff joined the team in May 2011. He represents Macmillan on the steering group of the Cancer Campaigning Group as well as leading the team’s work on horizon scanning.
Geoff has previously worked in both central and local government roles, and in public affairs for London Councils.
In his spare time Geoff enjoys playing and watching sport, listening to music and occasionally playing guitar.
Senior Public Affairs Officer|
Lucy joined Macmillan in January 2013 and is working on a new campaign to improve support for cancer carers through influencing the Care and Support Bill. She is also working on the Cancer's Hidden Price Tag campaign and research into an improved customer experience for MPs.
Before joining the team Lucy worked for Bliss, the charity for premature and sick babies, where she lobbied on preventing cuts to NHS nurses.
In her spare time Lucy loves balancing a good night out (karaoke and/or dancing to cheesy music) with a lazy night in watching TV box sets and eating pizza.
Ben Moody Public Affairs Officer|
Ben joined the team in September 2012 and leads our public affairs work on Welfare Reform, Working through Cancer and a piece of research to define Macmillan’s 2015 election priorities. He also helps coordinate the Public Affairs team’s internship programme.
Prior to joining Macmillan, Ben worked in management consultancy on projects with the NHS, DEFRA and DWP. He has also worked for the Ministry of Justice, in parliament and in public affairs for Diabetes UK and for a group of charities working on international security.
Ben previously worked in the travel industry and lived in Canada and the US. Now settled in London, Ben is a keen cyclist and footballer, sometimes concurrently.
Alexandra Cardenas Public Affairs Officer |
Alex joined the Public Affairs team in January 2012 and works on our campaign on NHS reforms and Cancer Patient Experience. She also helps to coordinate the Public Affairs team’s internship programme.
Before Macmillan, Alex worked as a Human Rights lawyer in Colombia. She also worked as campaigns manager for an international animal protection charity lobbying to protect animals in circuses.
In her spare time Alex enjoys going to the theatre, shoe shopping and playing with her cats.
Sam Gould Assistant Public Affairs Officer|
Sam joined the Public Affairs team in June 2012. He provides the secretariat for the All Party Political Group on Cancer (APPGC) and helps to coordinate Macmillan’s activities at party conferences. He previously worked at Macmillan on the welfare reform campaign.
Before working at Macmillan, Sam spent a year working for the Confederation of British Industry in their EU office in Brussels.
In his spare time Sam enjoys playing and watching tennis, cooking and watching rom coms.
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