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Macmillan Cancer Support appoints new Chief Information Officer

MACMILLAN Cancer Support has announced that Roxane Heaton will join the organisation this month as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead Macmillan’s Technology and Digital teams.

Roxane has both public and private sector experience in a range of roles, including as an Officer within the Royal Navy, Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the UK Hydrographic Office and latterly as a Director in the Civil Service. She has also held several roles at the supermarket chain Morrisons, from Head of Technology through to Digital and Innovation Director for the Group. There she was responsible for all customer and colleague digital journeys and was named Digital Leader of the Year in 2019.

Roxane will replace Declan Hunt, Macmillan’s Executive Director of Technology, who is stepping down from the organisation at the end of September to pursue new opportunities as a freelance consultant.

Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Roxane to Macmillan. Roxane brings with her a truly impressive breadth of first-class experience from across a range of sectors. This, combined with her innovative and team-first mindset and passion, will be truly invaluable in furthering Macmillan’s progress in supporting the growing number of people living with cancer, from the moment they’re diagnosed.”

Roxane Heaton said:

“I am delighted and privileged to be joining such an important, relevant and caring charity. I’m excited to play my part and look forward to building on the great work across the organisation, working with fantastic teams and partners.

“I am inspired by Macmillan’s ambition, dedication and vision. I can’t wait to join and to enable opportunities to further strengthen all digital experiences, the use of data and even more integrated ways of working, with the user at the heart of all we do.”

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