CLIC Sargent announced today that Peter Hollins is to be the charity’s new chair when Daphne Pullen steps down on 24 September 2014.
Peter brings a wealth of experience to the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. He was previously Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation for almost ten years (until March 2013), and before that held senior roles in the chemical and energy industries. He also holds a number of health related, non-executive positions including being Deputy Chair of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Commenting on his new role, Peter said: “I’m really looking forward to joining CLIC Sargent; a charity I have admired for a number of years, and which provides vital support to children and young people with cancer and their families. I want to help ensure that it is able to fulfil its ambitions to develop and expand that support, so that it is available to everyone in the UK who needs it.”
CLIC Sargent Chief Executive, Lorraine Clifton said: “It is the end of an era for CLIC Sargent as Daphne Pullen steps down after eight years. She has helped us transform the support available for children and young people with cancer, and their families. But we have huge challenges ahead to achieve our goal to expand our services, and I know Peter has the experience and skills to help us realise those ambitions. I am looking forward to working with him.”