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Our Leadership Team

Cancer52 benefits hugely from the expertise and skills of those individuals who give their time to help drive forward the agenda for rare and less common cancers. All are strong, senior and experienced individuals at board and strategy level, established and credible in their own right.

The board of directors was initially established in early 2012 alongside the creation of the organisation’s status as a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Board membership has been updated since and continues to represent a vibrant and experienced group of people committed to the aims of Cancer52.

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin (Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now) sits at the helm of the organisation as

honorary president, giving Cancer52 both a route

through to the seat of government, as well as guidance on the lessons to be learnt from the bigger cancer organisations.


The board is responsible for shaping the direction of Cancer52 and is lead by its Chair, Anne MacDowell, supported by Vice-Chair, Rebecca Porta.

Honorary President Cancer52
Baroness Delyth
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Chair, Cancer52
Anne MacDowell
    CEO, Cancer52
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    CEO, AMMF The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity
    Helen Morement
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    CEO, The Urology Foundation
    Rebecca Porta, Vice-Chair
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    Head of Policy & Campaigns, Blood Cancer UK
    Chris Walden
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    Dr Max Brodermann
    Retired Financial Consultant
    Michael Draeger
    Research Assistant
    Sophie Davies
    Nic Puntis
    Civil Servant
    Anna Evans
    Cancer52 Advisory Board Member
    Cancer Consultant
    Dr Tom Roques
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