Leukaemia UK appoints new CEO

Leukaemia UK has appointed Fiona Hazell as its new CEO.

Fiona takes over the helm from Angela Smith-Morgan, who was in position for eight years with the charity.

Fiona brings a strong track record in not-for-profit leadership, helping lead two mergers to create the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, as well as critical policy and campaigning successes, in her role as Director of Communications, Engagement & Influencing at Breast Cancer Now since 2014.

Chris Corbin OBE, Chairman of Leukaemia UK Trustees and a Director of Corbin & King, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Fiona as our new CEO. Fiona brings a wealth of experience in the cancer charity sector and has outstanding leadership qualities. We are confident Fiona will lead Leukaemia UK to make an even more significant impact to those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers.”

“With blood cancer being the 5th most common type of cancer in the UK, it is essential that we continue to deliver on our objective to fund more vital research and care, especially during these unprecedented times. We look forward to having Fiona at the helm of Leukaemia UK to help deliver this mission.”

Fiona Hazell said: “I’m hugely excited to be joining the Leukaemia UK team as CEO to drive progress for all those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers – the UK’s third biggest cancer killer.”

“Now more than ever, blood cancer patients and their families across the UK, need new hope for the future and greater support day-to-day and I look forward to collaborating with our incredible supporters and the wider blood cancer community to meet that challenge.”

Fiona begins on 9th September 2020.