Dr Fran Woodard

Executive Director of Policy and Impact

Fran leads Macmillan’s Policy and Impact Directorate, bringing together the Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns teams. 

Fran has been at Macmillan for four years, following a career in health and social care. Before joining Macmillan, she was a Director at King’s Health Partners developing the Integrated Cancer Centre, during which she led successful multi-organisational transformational programmes. Fran also has a clinical background as a trained physiotherapist.

Media expertise

As Executive Director of Policy and Impact, Fran can speak on the charity’s campaigns, including welfare reform, ensuring there is financial support for people affected by cancer, cancer workforce issues, cancer care and end of life care. She is an expert on the following:

  • Survival rates
  • NHS reform and the implementation of the Cancer Strategy
  • Cancer waiting times targets
  • Patient experience, including the experience of being diagnosed with cancer
  • Life after treatment.