Children with Cancer UK has appointed magazine editor Jo Elvin as its next chief executive.
Elvin who is currently editor of The Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine will join next month.
Across her 20-year career running magazines she has also been editor of Glamour.
“She has in-depth business knowledge, credibility and experience, leadership skills as well as an exemplary work ethic,” said Children with Cancer UK chair David Gibbs.
“One of the many reasons we appointed Jo was her outstanding aptitude for understanding what people are passionate about, which will be invaluable in future collaborations, helping us to continue to raise both awareness and donations for the charity.
“Additionally, we welcome Jo’s commitment to doing all she can to help us continue to grow Children with Cancer UK and support the incredible families, fundraisers and donors.”
On average, more than 30 children are diagnosed with a #BrainTumour every month in the UK. That’s the average size of a classroom.— Children with Cancer UK (@CwC_UK) March 1, 2022
This March, we’re recognising #BrainTumourAwarenessMonth, drawing attention to how brain tumours impacts children. More: https://t.co/fE6Q76Ptm7 pic.twitter.com/Di2jerarLO
Elvin added that she is “very much looking forward to the next chapter in my working life which will include guarding and building on” the charity’s legacy".
“Together with our excellent trustees, we aim to take the charity to even greater successes in raising vital funds for groundbreaking research into children’s cancer, as well as doing everything in our power to be there for patients and their families when they need us most," she added.
Children with Cancer UK was set up more than 30 years ago as Children with Leukaemia to raise money for research and support children with cancer and their families.
It was founded by Eddie and Marion O’Gorman and their family in memory of their son Paul. The couple then lost a second child, Jean, to cancer. It has since raised more than £290m for cancer research.
The O'Gorman's have since stepped down from running the charity.