Angela Culhane has been appointed chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK.
Culhane joined Prostate Cancer UK in January 2014, and had been acting as interim CEO since October last year when she stepped up from her role as the charity’s director of finance.
Former CEO Owen Sharp left last autumn to work with Prostate Cancer UK’s close partner the Movember Foundation.
Prostate Cancer UK chair William Russell said Culhane balances a focus on value and good governance with energy and passion for Prostate Cancer UK’s aims.
“Angela has done a great job as interim CEO over the past four months,” Russell said. “I have every confidence that Angela will provide the leadership the charity needs, as it embarks on the next exciting phase with the launch of our ten-year strategy to stop prostate cancer being a killer.”
Culhane’s first task upon appointment was to unveil the charity’s action plan, ‘Ten Years to Tame Prostate Cancer’, at a gathering of top clinicians and scientists, chaired by Professor Robert Winston, at London’s City Hall.