Former Royal Navy officer to lead The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity has appointed Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance chief executive and former Royal Navy officer Alex Lochrane to lead the organisation.

Lochrane takes over as chief executive of the Brain Tumour Charity on 24 January after more than six years at the air ambulance charity.

His previous roles have included leading the Jubilee Sailing Trust. He is also a former Royal Navy commander, serving on HMS’ Monmouth, Somerset and Vanguard.

The post has been held on an interim basis by Dr David Jenkinson, the Brain Tumour Charity’s chief scientific officer, since March 2021.

The last permanent CEO was Sarah Lindsell, who is now director of Social Impact & tcc Foundation at marketing and advertising firm tcc global.

“Alex is a seasoned, ambitious and thoughtful leader, with the vision and passion to take The Charity’s impact for friends and families affected by brain tumours to the next level, by extending our reach in both funding world-class research and delivering vital support,” said the charity’s chair Jack Morris.

“With a wealth of leadership experience across two distinguished careers both inside and outside the charity sector, we felt he’s the perfect fit to lead our talented team towards our aims to double survival and halve the harm that brain tumours cause.”

Lochrane added: “It is an enormous privilege to be offered this role and I am both humbled and inspired at the prospect of leading this amazing team and helping to guide The Charity as it writes the next chapter in its ground-breaking story.”

The Brain Tumour Charity announced redundancy plans amid the Covid pandemic in 2020 to tackle a £4.8m income loss.

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