The merger will bring together the UK’s largest breast cancer research community with its largest breast cancer support community to create a charity for everyone affected by breast cancer, providing specialist support and information to those living with the physical and emotional impact of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now will continue operating as separate organisations as they prepare to merge.

The Chair of the new charity will be Jill Thompson, currently a Trustee and Treasurer for Breast Cancer Care. Delyth Morgan, currently CEO at Breast Cancer Now, will be CEO Designate for the new charity, with Samia al Qadhi to step down as Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care on 31 March 2019.The current Chairs of both charities, Lynne Berry, Chair of Breast Cancer Now, and Emma Burns, Chair of Breast Cancer Care, will also step down at the point of merger in April 2019.

The new Board of Trustees will consist of six trustees from each existing Board; Mark Astaire, Barbara Brown, Sonia Gayle, Marion Lewis, Andrew Moore, Trevor Powles, Adrian Harris, Sue Gallone, Ann Pickering, Chris Copeland and Pascale Alvanitakis Guely. At least one third of the new Board has a personal experience of breast cancer.

The new Senior Leadership Team will be appointed to lead the new charity in the coming months.

source ukfundraising 28.11.18