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New Interim Chief Executive

yorkshire cancer research logo excerptYorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) today announced that its Chief Executive, Charles Rowett, has decided to leave and relocate back to Suffolk where he and his family lived for over 20 years before joining the Charity in 2012.
 
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that until such time as a permanent replacement is found that Dr Kathryn Scott, the Director of Research and Innovation, will take over with immediate effect as Interim Chief Executive.
 
Charles has led the Charity through a period of major change and now Yorkshire Cancer Research is recognised as one of the most innovative and influential charities in its sector. The Charity has just agreed an exciting new strategy focusing on helping people to avoid, survive and cope with cancer and it now has the resources to continue to fund major cancer research projects across Yorkshire to enable the delivery of that strategy over the next ten years.
 
Graham Smith, the Chairman of YCR commented “whilst I am very sad that Charles has made the decision to leave, I fully understand his reasons and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the tremendous contribution that he has made to ensure that the Charity is as well placed as ever to take the lead on supporting innovative cancer research projects in Yorkshire. I would like to wish him and his family all the best for the future.
 
He also added, “I am also delighted that Kathryn has accepted the position of Interim Chief Executive. Along with Charles she has been instrumental in developing the new strategy and myself and my fellow Trustees look forward to supporting her in continuing to deliver and implement that strategy going forward.”

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