TRACY Webb will be joining Teenage Cancer Trust as its Director of Services & Impact. Tracy is currently at the Health Foundation, where she is the Associate Director of Collaborative Change. This new appointment will help ensure the charity fulfils its mission to improve the experience of every young person with cancer.
Tracy is an experienced senior leader with a strong track record and an impressive breadth of expertise across strategic development, operational management, people leadership, driving innovation and delivering transformation programmes and digital initiatives.
At the Health Foundation, which she joined in 2016, she leads work to drive collaboration across the health sector, including the Q Improvement Lab, which develops new ways of making progress on complex health and care challenges. Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Tracy spent 10 years working in the NHS. She was the Deputy Head of Patient Choice at NHS England, where she developed policy and provided support for improving choice and personalisation and has also worked in a number of operational management roles at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, latterly as General Manager for Women’s and Outpatient services.
Tracy is also the Chair of Shepherds Bush Families Project – a charity that helps families who are homeless or living in temporary or unsuitable accommodation and suffer social and economic hardship.
This appointment follows an open selection and recruitment process, which included an interview with young people who have experienced cancer and received support from the charity. She will join the Teenage Cancer Trust in July 2021.
Every day, seven young people in the UK aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust’s world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.
Commenting on Tracy’s appointment, Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
“This is a vital recruitment for the charity, and we were deeply impressed by the remarkable pool of talented, driven and committed candidates who applied – thank you to them all.
“I am delighted we have been able to appoint Tracy and very much look forward to working alongside her and seeing her, the team and the charity thrive and deliver even greater impact for young people with cancer. Tracy is not only bringing impressive experience and skills to the role – her enthusiasm, passion for excellence and total commitment to changing the lives of young people were clear throughout the process. It was also clear that her values closely align with ours and that she is a strong believer in empowering and supporting her colleagues, developing talent and firmly sees contributing to diversity, equality and inclusion as a crucial part of her role as Director.”
Tracy Webb said:
“I’m delighted to be taking on this role at Teenage Cancer Trust at such a crucial point in time. Growing up can be tough and young people everywhere have had an especially difficult year navigating their way through the pandemic. Imagine coping with a cancer diagnosis on top of this.
“Teenage Cancer Trust has played a vital role in ensuring young people don’t face cancer alone, and this has never been more important. I’m looking forward to joining their brilliant team to ensure we provide the very best services when young people need them most.”
To find out more about the work of Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit: www.teenagecancertrust.org.