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Meet the team

Meet the team behind Yorkshire’s very own cancer research charity.


Chief Executive, Dr Kathryn Scott

Kathryn CEO excerptAs Chief Executive, Kathryn has overall responsibility for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Kathryn has taken up the post having spent three years developing and delivering a new research strategy to ensure the work we do delivers the maximum benefit to cancer patients.
Prior to joining Yorkshire Cancer Research in 2008, Kathryn was a post-doctoral scientist for ten years and has a degree and PhD in molecular biology.

Commercial Director, Juliet Glendinning

Juliet Glendinning excerptJuliet leads the Fundraising, Marketing and Communication teams. She has 25 years’ strategic marketing experience gained in financial services and, since 2008, has provided consultancy to wide-ranging businesses including not-for-profit organisations and charities.
Juliet has a degree in Combined Studies from Liverpool University and post-graduate diploma qualifications in marketing, banking and in counselling skills – which she studied to support her volunteering work with two different mental and physical health charities.

Head of Finance, Neil Richardson

Neil Richardson excerptNeil has in-depth experience of the key management accounting disciplines gained from working in a number of complex commercial environments within major blue chip companies, domestic and multi-national.
As Projects and Trading Accountant Neil’s responsibilities include operational finance management, financial planning and analysis, project accounting and financial and business contract management.

Company Secretary, Morgan Williams

Morgan is responsible for compliance and governance and fulfils the role of Company Secretary.
Prior to joining the charity in 2009, Morgan was a partner in a Leeds commercial law firm where he advised Yorkshire Cancer Research amongst other charities.

Head of Relationships, Patsy Robertshaw

Patsy leads the charity’s fundraising teams and portfolio of events. She focuses on developing the fundraising strategy and developing new sources of income to fund important community health initiatives to help people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
Patsy holds Masters Degrees in business management, events and marketing. She is a member of the Institute for Fundraising, an accredited project manager and actively lectures on the CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Patsy regularly delivers guest lectures and workshops at industry conferences, on the adoption and application of strategic marketing in the voluntary sector.

Head of Communications, Linsey Trower

team-linseyLinsey leads the communications team. She has a background in Public Relations and, before joining Yorkshire Cancer Research in 2005, worked for PR and Advertising agencies where she managed clients that included the motor trade, hospitality and healthcare.
Linsey has a degree in Public Relations.

Head of Community Fundraising, Sally Crerar

Sally CrerarSally works with a network of voluntary committees who raise over £500,000 a year from events which can range from a simple coffee morning to an elaborate ball.
Sally has been with for the charity for almost 23 years and prior to that worked in advertising, both in the UK and abroad.

Partnership Manager, Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor excerptJoe is a partner and donor relationship specialist who has been creating innovative solutions for sport, arts and corporate partners since 2012. In his previous role with Leeds Beckett University, Joe worked closely with Leeds Rhinos, Festival Republic and the World Triathlon Series to plan, activate and evaluate events.
Joe has a wealth of knowledge in marketing practice and theory having achieved a Sports Marketing and PR degree, MSc Marketing degree and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 qualification.

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