Irene Crosswell

'Having been involved with Macmillan for some time I have witnessed first-hand the breadth and reach of the charity at both a local and national level. I relish the opportunity to be part of the charity’s evolution and contribute to its continuing success story of working to give everyone living with cancer consistent quality of treatment, care and support.'

Irene has been a very active Macmillan fundraiser and volunteer for the past 14 years. She helped raise £1.5m for an essential cancer day treatment centre in Milton Keynes in 2004, chairing the corporate appeal for this new building. In 2005 Irene was elected to Macmillan's Council and has worked tirelessly as an ambassador for the charity locally and nationally.

Irene runs her own property portfolio specialising in barn and factory conversions. Previously she was CEO of Blue Arrow Personnel Services Ltd, a national recruitment consultancy. Irene has been a consultant to the board of Manpower UK Ltd and has worked with various organisations in and around the Milton Keynes area.

In addition to Macmillan Irene also supports local charities including Willen Hospice.

Irene lost her husband Michael to cancer in 2000. She comes from Stamford Rutland and now lives in Buckinghamshire.