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Do it Now Now is pleased to announce that our CEO, Bayo Adelaja has been appointed as a Trustee at Cancer Research UK, joining a distinguished governing council at the world’s leading cancer charity. As part of her role, Bayo will work with the charity’s governing council to monitor the delivery of Cancer Research UK’s objectives, uphold its values and governance guide and support the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team in achieving the charity’s vision and purpose.
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chairman of Cancer Research UK, said: “I am delighted to welcome Bayo to our governing Council. Her extensive expertise in operational development and strategic planning, particularly around equality, diversity and inclusion, makes her a hugely valuable addition to the charity. I am excited at the prospect of working with her more closely.”
In addition to her new appointment as Trustee of Cancer Research UK, Bayo also sits on Access The Foundation for Social Investment’s Flexible Finance Investment Committee, and is a Trustee at Prince’s Trust International, Royal Voluntary Service and Centre for London.
Commenting on her appointment, Bayo said: “Like many, I have watched loved ones, young and old face this terrible disease firsthand. To play my part in supporting life-saving research to beat cancer is a privilege.
COVID has brought unprecedented challenges that require new thinking. Through my experience of technological disruption, developing innovative collaborations and business models, I hope to help Cancer Research UK adapt to the changed world and find new opportunities for growth.”
Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. The charity has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
All Trustee roles at Cancer Research UK are unremunerated.
The charity announced Bayo’s appointment late last week - please click here to read the full announcement. We are really thrilled for Bayo and know she will be a great addition to the organisation.