Sarcoma UK is delighted to have appointed three new Trustees for our Board who manage our growing staff team.
Three new faces joined us in June, and a further three will be coming on board later this year. Our Board sets the long-term vision for the charity and protects our reputation and values.
Trustees help us in several ways including:
- Providing support with strategic oversight
- Relationship building with potential funders, partners, staff and the wider healthcare charity sector
- Supporting the Chief Executive and Management team
- Ensuring strong governance in line with company and charity law
“We’re delighted to be joined by such diverse and talented people to enhance our Board,” says Richard Davidson, Chief Executive of Sarcoma UK. “Our volunteer Trustees are vital to our success and we benefit hugely from their energy, passion and commitment. I’m really looking forward to working with them to progress our strategy.”
Ruby has 17 years of experience across the healthcare and life science industry. From working in clinical trials, to helping new and emerging medical devices and digital health technologies access the NHS and meet the needs of patients and doctors. Ruby has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry, leading and establishing partnerships with start-ups. Ruby also works to help government investment programmes determine start-ups that meet the needs of the UK healthcare industry. She has also worked in management consulting in various projects across the pharmaceutical industry, government and NHS.
“My career is built around one theme, bettering the treatment, access, and experience for patients and healthcare professionals.”
Jamie has over 30 years experience working in the financial services environment, with the last 10 years as a financial control manager at Santander UK. He is a fully qualified FCCA accountant and has been for over 20 years. Jamie hopes both his work and personal experiences will help provide another perspective and help with the ongoing work being completed at Sarcoma UK.
“In June 2012, I was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma in my right femur. I am expecting to be signed off from the Oxford sarcoma team in 2022 following 10 years post-diagnosis, and wish to use the experiences I have gained over the last decade to assist others.”
Hristo has valuable fundraising experience, participating in the Board of Cardiff Round Table charity for two years, where he was responsible for the distribution of funds, as well as supporting the charity in its efforts to raise more. In his work at Amazon, Hristo is in charge of managing the Pet Private Brand Business across Europe, as well as optimising internal ways of working. Hristo is also completing an MBA at one of the world’s leading universities, and is expanding his network both domestically and internationally. He hopes this will enable him to help Sarcoma UK foster more corporate and NGO partnerships.
“Three years ago, I noticed a lump in my left leg. I was 23 years old, and had never heard of sarcoma or imagined that I would have a sarcoma cancer. I want to use my patient experience to help Sarcoma UK support even more patients in even more areas as, ultimately, we need to be focused on the prevention, handling, and the recovery of the disease.”
Once again, we welcome Ruby, Jamie and Hristo to the board and look forward to working with them.