Introducing Macmillan's Public Affairs team.
After two years as Public Affairs Manager, Ellie was promoted to lead the Department in June 2015. Previously, she led the successful 2015 Macmillan General Election campaign.
Prior to joining Macmillan, Ellie was head of parliamentary affairs at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She has also worked in national policy development roles for the Commission for Racial Equality and the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
Ellie loves growing, cooking and eating food, and running and cycling to make up for it.
Lucy has worked at Macmillan since January 2013 where she led our Do you care? Campaign which successfully influenced the Government to ensure carers are identified by the NHS and local authorities in the 2014 Care Act. Lucy now oversees our Money and Cancer campaign which influences decision makers to ensure people affected by cancer cope with the financial impact of cancer.
Before Macmillan, Lucy worked at Bliss, the special care baby charity, where she led their SOS campaign calling for more specialist nurses.
When Lucy isn’t working she likes running and then ruining all her healthy intentions by mooching on the sofa watching box sets and eating pizza.
Amy joined the Public Affairs team in September 2013 and is currently working on improving quality and choice for end of life care.
Before joining the Macmillan Public Affairs team, Amy worked for St Mungo’s, lobbying Westminster to improve the lives of people who are homeless.
In her spare time Amy enjoys cooking, gardening, cycling and travelling – especially back to her homeland, Scotland.
Holly joined the Public Affairs team in June 2015. She leads on the team’s work on people living with and beyond cancer and oversees Macmillan's role as Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer.
Prior to joining Macmillan, Holly worked for several Politicians and in a public affairs agency before joining the charity sector. Here, she spend more than five years at the charity Missing People, where she led the successful campaign for the reform of presumption of death legislation in England and Wales, and was Vice Chair of the English Coalition for Runaway Children.
In her spare time, Holly enjoys cooking and craft, and is completing a second degree in psychology.
Victoria joined the Public Affairs team in March 2014. She is working on ensuring that the recently published Cancer Strategy for England is now fully funded and implemented.
Victoria used to work in the healthcare team at Hanover Communications, here she worked on integrated campaigns for a variety of private and public sector clients. Before that she completed an MSc from LSE & LSHTM in Health Policy, Planning and Financing.
Outside of work Victoria enjoys escaping London for the peace and quiet of the countryside.
Rebecca joined the Public Affairs team in January of 2015. She is responsible for managing the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, and ensuring that improving cancer services remains a priority for parliamentarians from all parties.
Before joining Macmillan, Rebecca worked for Grayling Public Affairs and prior to this completed the NHS Graduate Management Scheme. She was also an intern in the Macmillan PA team in 2012.
In her spare time Rebecca likes cycling, yoga and baking bread.
Grace joined the Public Affairs team in March 2015 and currently focuses on our work relating to the financial impact of cancer, including on welfare.
Prior to joining Macmillan, Grace worked in the Public Affairs team at NSPCC and also took part in the Charityworks graduate scheme.
Outside of work, Grace is learning to sew and enjoys making her own clothes. She is also a big football fan – and can often be found watching or playing football.
Hannah joined the Public Affairs team in May 2015. She is responsible for Macmillan’s Public Affairs role in ‘Redesigning the System’ projects focusing on the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme, ensuring that NHS reforms make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
Before joining Macmillan, Hannah worked for the London Borough of Newham working on a number of local and regional government issues and campaigns. Prior to this she studied for a MA in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics.
Hannah is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and uses any spare time to travel as much as possible.
Ben joined the Public Affairs team in June 2015 and is working on Macmillan’s campaign to ensure that carers are identified and signposted to the information and support they need to enable them to maintain their own quality of life and to continue to care, if that is their choice.
Before joining Macmillan Ben worked for People’s Health Trust and prior to this was a member of the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s Public Affairs team.
In his spare time Ben enjoys cycling, reading and exploring London.
Rebecca joined the Public Affairs team in June 2014. She is working on Data Access; supports the team’s general campaigning, monitors what’s happening in Parliament and coordinates the team’s social media activity.
Previously Rebecca interned for the Public Affairs department, and recently graduated from University with a BA in Politics.
Rebecca spends her spare time reading, baking and watching bad TV programmes.
Rachel joined the Public Affairs team in March 2015. She is responsible for managing the diaries of the Head of Public Affairs and the Head of Policy as well as coordinating meetings for the two teams and leading on a cross organisation project.
Before joining Macmillan, Rachel worked for the Liberal Democrats in the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee in Brussels. She has also interned in the policy department at Hospice UK.
In her spare time Rachel likes travelling, bikram yoga and learning French.