30 September 2015
Macmillan Cancer Support is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Taylor who will join the charity as Interim Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications on 1st October 2015.
Richard joins Macmillan from Cancer Research UK where he has been Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing since 2004. During this time Richard has overseen the growth of CRUK from £200m per year to the £500m it generated in 2014/15. He oversaw the successful rebranding of the Charity in 2012 and delivered the launch of its annual fundraising telethon Stand Up To Cancer in partnership with Channel 4. Richard is also Chair of the Institute of Fundraising.
Richard will take up a nine month role leading all of Macmillan’s fundraising, marketing and communications activities, ensuring they are all in the best possible place to meet the needs of people affected by cancer now and in the future. Richard’s appointment follows the promotion of Macmillan’s former Director of Fundraising, Lynda Thomas, to Chief executive and the departure this month of Hilary Cross, Macmillan’s former Director of Marketing and Communications.
Lynda Thomas, Chief executive of Macmillan, says:
“We’re absolutely delighted that Richard is joining Macmillan Cancer Support. His wealth of experience and years of working the charity sector will make him a fantastic asset to the organisation.
“With the number of people living with cancer in the UK set to rise from two and a half to four million by 2030, Macmillan faces a huge challenge to make sure we can help everyone that needs us. I believe Richard’s drive, passion and expertise will be invaluable as we strive to meet the ever growing and complex needs of people affected by cancer.”
Richard Taylor says:
“I’m thrilled to be joining Macmillan at such an important time for the organisation. Macmillan is sector leading in fundraising innovation as well as achieving record levels of brand awareness through the Not Alone campaign so there couldn’t be a better time to join.
“As more and more of us are affected by cancer, the need for Macmillan’s vital services has never been more urgent. Under Lynda’s new leadership I look forward to building on Macmillan’s incredible success to help reach and improve the lives of people affected by cancer, their families and carers.”
No one should face cancer alone. The Macmillan team is here to support you every step of the way. For more information or to donate visit
www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.
For further information, please contact:
Catherine McCaskie, Media & PR Manager (Fundraising)
Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 091 2429 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
1. Macmillan estimate based on; Maddams J, Utley M, Møller H. Projections of cancer prevalence in the United Kingdom, 2010-2040. Br J Cancer 2012; 107: 1195-1202. (Scenario 1 presented here) Forman D, et al. Cancer prevalence in the UK: results from the EUROPREVAL Study. Annals of Oncology. 2003. 14: 648–654; Office for National Statistics; Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland; General Registrar Office Scotland; Welsh Cancer Intelligence & Surveillance Unit; Northern Ireland Cancer Registry; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
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When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
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