New Cancer Fund for Children Chair Appointed, Kate Marshall
We have appointed a new Chair to our Board of Trustees, Kate Marshall who took up the role in October 2019.
Kate joined Cancer Fund for Children’s Board in 2013 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2017. Kate is a highly experienced Facilitator, Mentor and Executive Coach with over 20 years of working with Boards, executive teams and CEO’s in a variety of organisations. Kate is also a Vistage Chair and Speaker and works in UK and North America.
Our CEO Phil Alexander said,
“We are absolutely delighted that Kate has been appointed Chair of Cancer Fund of Cancer Fund for Children. She brings a wealth of experience in developing organisations and executive teams to achieve their strategic aims which will help us on our mission to make sure that every young person under-25 diagnosed with cancer or living with cancer gets the vital support they need.”
Speaking about her motivation to take up the role of Chair Kate said,
“Since I joined the Board at Cancer Fund for Children, I have seen just show devastating a cancer diagnosis can be on a young person, and how the emotional and practical consequences affect entire families. I’m excited to take on the role of Chair as we move forward with our 2020-2025 strategic plan as we work towards ensuring no child has to face cancer alone”
Outgoing Chair of the Board, Wendy McCulla joined Cancer Fund for Children in 2010 and was
appointed Chair in 2015. Under Wendy’s leadership we opened Daisy Lodge, our therapeutic short break facility and developed our Young Shoulders programme employing four Cancer Support Specialists to meet the needs of young people struggling to cope with their parent’s cancer diagnosis.
Speaking about her tenure as Chair Wendy said,
“It has been a huge privilege to have been Chair of this fantastic charity which has made a difference to so many young lives impacted by cancer. I have met so many inspiring children and young people. I will miss them and the amazing Cancer Fund for Children team greatly.”
Phil Alexander added,
“Wendy has been the most incredible Chair and shown such drive and commitment over the last ten years. She has led us through exciting times including the opening of Daisy Lodge which has provided free therapeutic short breaks to over 2,214 families living with cancer.”