Professor Jane Maher

Joint Chief Medical Officer

Jane became Macmillan’s Chief Medical Officer in 1999. She is an NHS clinical leader, and a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and Hillingdon Hospital, where she has worked for more than 20 years. Jane is also a senior clinical lecturer at University College London and Visiting Professor in Cancer and Supportive Care at the Centre for Complexity Management at Hertfordshire University. 

In her role at Macmillan, Jane provides medical services advice at board and senior management level and supports the charity's links with the royal colleges, universities, the Department of Health and the NHS. 

She has had a long term interest in consequences of cancer treatments. Her activity in this area includes chairing the Maher Committee for the Department of Health in 1995, leading the UK National Audit of Late Effects Pelvic Radiotherapy for the RCR in 2000 and most recently chairing the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative Consequences of Cancer treatments committee. She has written more than 100 published articles and is a National Clinical Advisor for Aftercare and Survivorship for NHS Improvement and UK representative for cancer survivorship in Europe.