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New Chairman appointed at cancer charity Maggie’s

HSBC’s former Group Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver has been appointed as the new Chairman of cancer support charity Maggie’s.

Stuart spent 38 years working for HSBC and The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited after joining them as a graduate, holding HSBC’s Group Chief Executive Officer position from 2011 to 2018. He was also Chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited during the same time.

Before then, Stuart was Chairman of HSBC Europe, Middle East, and the Global Businesses of HSBC Holdings plc. He was appointed Chief Executive of Global Banking and
Markets businesses in May 2006 and also served as Chairman of HSBC France, Deputy Chairman of Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG.

Stuart is currently a board member of Jardine Matheson, The Hong Kong Airport Authority, The Saudi British Bank and The Olayan Group. He is taking over from outgoing Chairman Alan Eisner.

Stuart said:

“I am honoured to be appointed the new Chairman of Maggie’s, and I am greatly looking forward to working more closely with Dame Laura Lee, my fellow board members and the rest of the organisation to build on the work of the last 25 years.

“I would like to thank Alan for his service to Maggie’s, in particular the leadership he has shown over the last 3 years as Chairman. We are all very grateful for his commitment and dedication.

“By continuing to work together, my hope is that Maggie’s will continue to grow, allowing as many people living with cancer as possible to benefit from Maggie’s professional support.

“Support, I know, which is needed more than ever before as we continue to deal with the impact of the coronavirus crisis.”

Maggie’s has 25 years of experience providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK. Built-in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, the centres are warm and welcoming and run by expert staff who help people live well with cancer.

Maggie’s Chief Executive Dame Laura Lee said:

“We are delighted to appoint Stuart as our new Chairman. He has brought a huge amount of experience and expertise to our board since he joined in 2018, and I know he will be a huge asset as Chairman in helping ensure we can reach as many people living with cancer as possible.

“I am greatly looking forward to working more closely with Stuart and building on the work of our outgoing Chairman, Alan Eisner, who has brought so much to Maggie’s over his 10 years as a vital member of our Board of Directors and three years as our Chairman.”

Outgoing Chairman Alan Eisner said:

“Being Maggie’s Chairman has been incredibly rewarding, but more importantly, it has been a very gratifying experience to be part of an organisation which provides such professional support for people living with cancer, and to see the leadership of Maggie’s Chief Executive, Dame Laura Lee.  And especially during the coronavirus crisis when Maggie’s professional and expert support has been needed more than ever before. I will continue to look on with interest as Maggie’s continues to grow and reach more people in the future.”

Since Maggie’s opened their first centre in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support that is proven to help people with cancer and their friends and family take back control.

Maggie’s relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to be able to offer this high quality, professional support.

Since the start of the pandemic, Maggie’s has been supporting people with cancer by phone, email and digitally.

The centres are open to see people by appointment and limited drop-ins for those who are visiting hospitals. This support will run alongside our ongoing phone, email and digital support. In 2020 Maggie’s supported people 239,000 times.

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