Dr Fran Woodard MBA, DProf

Executive Director of Policy and Impact

Fran leads our Policy and Impact Directorate, bringing together policy, public affairs, campaigns and research and evidence experts. The directorate underpins the delivery of Macmillan services by providing quality, improvement and innovation frameworks and expert cancer insight and knowledge that is used across all of Macmillan’s work. Her team is also responsible for supporting our fabulous 7,900+ Macmillan professionals across all four nations.

Fran is passionate about health, social care and welfare and joined Macmillan in 2013 as Director of England, Policy and Research following a career in the health and social care arena. Before joining Macmillan she was a Director at King’s Health Partners developing the Integrated Cancer Centre, during which time she led successful multi-organisational transformational programmes.

As well as her Macmillan role, Fran is also a visiting senior lecturer in the Division of Cancer Studies, at the School of Medicine at King's College London, and a successful academic author. Her extensive experience in both the theory and application of change is a huge asset to Macmillan. We were proud when in 2014 the Health Services Journal named Fran as one of the top 50 Inspiring Women in Healthcare. She is committed to bringing out the heart of what really matters to people during and after their cancer experience and ensuring the best possible support is available.