MARIE Curie has announced the appointment of Matthew Reed as its new Chief Executive. 

Matthew joins the charity from The Children’s Society where he has been Chief Executive for the last seven years. Previously he was Chief Executive of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Marketing Director at Christian Aid. From 2015 to 2016 Matthew was the independent chair of the Birmingham Commission on Child Poverty.  

Matthew Reed appointed Chief Executive of Marie Curie

Matthew has a degree in Theology from the University of Oxford, a degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters in Management from the University of Surrey.  

Matthew Reed said: “I’m excited about joining the wonderful team at Marie Curie in its mission to provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families. It’s a cause that resonates deeply with me on a personal level, and I’m looking forward to making a start next year. 

“I am of course also saddened to be leaving behind my enormously talented and passionate colleagues at The Children’s Society, but I do so incredibly proud of all that we have achieved for children and young people together in my time as chief executive.” 

Vindi Banga, Chair of Marie Curie said: “I am delighted to welcome Matthew to Marie Curie. He brings with him a deep experience and a track record of innovation and transformation in the charity sector. I look forward to his leading Marie Curie into our next phase as we continue to serve the growing and increasingly complex palliative care needs in the UK.” 

He added “I would also like to thank Dr Jane Collins for her dedication and hard work in the last six years as CEO. Under her leadership, Marie Curie has explicitly broadened its remit to include any terminal illness, serving more people whilst improving the standards of care delivered.”

Matthew Reed will join Marie Curie in February.