Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer charity dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.
Zack joined the charity in 2014 and most recently held the post of Director of Patient Advocacy, leading the charity’s range of advocacy and patient support functions.
Zack is active in many charity coalitions including as current Chairman of the global Acute Leukemia Advocates Network and the Blood Cancer Alliance in the UK.
Chris Matthews-Maxwell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Leukaemia Care, said: ‘We are thrilled to announce Zack as our new CEO. Zack has worked tirelessly in his previous role at the charity to ensure that Leukaemia Care is at the forefront of patient support here in the UK and we now look forward to seeing what further impact he will have as CEO”.
Zack Pemberton-Whiteley said: “The work of Leukaemia Care has never been more important. So, whilst it is a difficult time for the charity sector, my role is to help Leukaemia Care navigate the challenges ahead and to ensure we can do even more for the people affected by blood cancer.
Working at Leukaemia Care over the last six years has been a privilege. I have had the chance to meet many people affected by blood cancer and learn about the impact it has on them. I want to thank everyone who has and continues to support the work of the charity.
I am delighted to be taking up the position of Chief Executive and am keen to ensure that the patient voice remains at the forefront of Leukaemia Care’s work, as we seek to do even more to improve the lives of people affected by blood cancer.”
Zack will begin his new role on 1st October 2020, replacing outgoing Chief Executive Peter Mondon who is retiring.