Bowel Cancer UK appoints new chief executive

Bowel Cancer UK has appointed Genevieve Edwards as its new chief executive.

Edwards has joined the charity from the MS Society, where she was executive director of external affairs. She will take up her new post in February 2020.

Prior to the MS Society, she was UK director of policy, partnerships and communications at Marie Stopes International and held director-level roles at Terrence Higgins Trust over a period of nearly 12 years. Edwards was also a trustee of The Neurological Alliance.

Edwards will replace Deborah Alsina, who left the charity last year to head up the charity Independent Age.

“I am absolutely thrilled and privileged to have this opportunity to lead Bowel Cancer UK into its next chapter,” Edwards said.

“The charity’s vision is a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer. I’m so looking forward to working with Bowel Cancer UK’s talented and passionate staff, supporters and everyone affected by the disease to achieve that bold ambition.”

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