MACMILLAN Cancer Support has announced the appointment of Claire Rowney as Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, joining in February 2019.

Claire joins Macmillan from Save the Children UK where she has been Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing since early 2017. Prior to this Claire spent 13 years at Cancer Research UK, leading Race for Life, Stand Up To Cancer, Innovation and Corporate Partnerships.

Claire will replace Richard Taylor who is leaving Macmillan at the end of the year to pursue a career in coaching.

Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support said:

“We are delighted to welcome Claire to Macmillan. Claire brings a huge breadth of experience from across the charity sector. This, combined with her energy and passion for the work we do, will be invaluable in ensuring we continue supporting the growing number of people living with cancer to live life as fully as they can.”

Claire Rowney said:

“I am thrilled to be joining Macmillan’s sector-leading Fundraising, Marketing & Communications team. The services it offers are absolutely vital, and with the number of people with cancer rapidly growing, raising funds to deliver this support has never been more important.

“I am looking forward to building on Macmillan’s successes to ensure we can be there for even more people living with cancer.”