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Our staff describe being one of us as feeling like family. We love this! We’re an organisation that wants to thrive on diversity and inclusion and like a family we’re all different. Our values are at the heart of how we do things here so naturally we’re committed to become more diverse and inclusive in everything that we do in growing our family because our people matter.

You’ll see that we employ staff with a wide range of skills, knowledge, professional qualifications and experience, who help us achieve our strategic aims. Our people are not only good at what they do. They’re proud and are really passionate about what they do and the difference they make.

So, meet some of our staff and why we love working for Tenovus Cancer Care.

Meet our Leadership Team

Hi, I’m Judi and I’m the Chief Executive of Tenovus Cancer Care. It’s such an honour to work in this fantastic charity and lead a team of exceptionally talented and committed people who provide help and hope to our communities.

I was born and brought up in Wales and, apart from a few forays across the border at various times, I have lived in Wales all my life. I’ve previously worked in the NHS, in higher education and in local government, but since 2006, I’ve been in the third sector. I’ve held a variety of senior roles in health and social care related charities and I really understand the importance of being person-centred – making sure that everything we do puts the people we are here to support at the very heart of the charity.

When I’m not working, I like to run as often as I can, and I also enjoy travel, film, theatre and music.

Hi, I’m Julie and my team and I work in partnership with all departments to provide a HR service to staff, and support the diverse range of volunteers helping us in many different roles. We recognise that investing in all our amazing people is vital to being able to support cancer patients and their loved ones.

My career has been split into two areas. I started off working as a Shop Manager and then in retail operations, before moving into HR 15 years ago. Most of my career was with Peacocks Stores where I spent 12 years as a HR Manager giving employment advice and support to over 500 shops across the UK, before joining Tenovus Cancer Care in October 2012. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family, shopping and an occasional gin and tonic!

Hi, I’m Darren and I am responsible for the income needed and generated for our wonderful organisation. My dedicated, innovative and hardworking fundraising, retail and support team work tirelessly raising the funds needed.

It’s a real pleasure to work with such committed teams, who dedicate their time and effort in helping to provide the best support to cancer patients and their loved ones. Having been personally touched by cancer through friends and family, it is an absolute privilege to be part of an organisation that continues the fight.

I’ve spent the majority of my career working within the third sector, starting my charity experience in India for a number of years before returning back to the UK. I’ve held a variety of senior roles in commercial trading, employment reform, veterinary care and health and social care.  When not working, my wife and I are kept really busy with our two children and their out of school interests. As a family we really enjoy travel, time with extended family and the outdoors.

Hi, I’m Hazel and my dedicated hardworking finance team and I work with all departments across the charity to manage all money being raised, and monies spent.

It’s a real privilege to work alongside a committed team of people who are so keen to provide the best support to cancer patients and their loved ones. We know in our team the difference that our hard work and expertise can bring to running the charity.

Being Cardiff born and bred it’s lovely to be able to work for Wales’ leading cancer charity. I’ve previously spent time both in the South West and Wales working in a variety of industries including insurance, waste management and training, before joining Tenovus Cancer Care. Outside of work I’m kept really busy with my two boys and husband. We love spending the summer surfing and cycling in the Gower, trying to fit in as much travel and outdoor adventure as we can, as well as squeezing in as many theatre and cinema visits the boys can wangle out of us.

Hello – I’m Lowri, and my fab team are responsible for delivering on our charitable aims.

The Support Services team provide direct help and support to people affected by cancer and their loved ones and the Policy and Insight team are all about ensuring that the needs of those who are diagnosed with cancer are kept high on the Government and NHS agenda and that we do all we can to make sure that cancer research, data and evidence are central to service delivery and improvement.

Apart from a short stint working for a Government body in my early career, I have spent over 20 years working in the third sector - championing the needs of those using health and social care services, influencing government policy and campaigning for change. I’ve worked for a number of cancer and end of life charities and the cancer experiences that have affected my family and friends makes me a passionate activist and supporter of participation and involvement in service and policy development.

I’m from North Wales, married to a West Walian and live in South East Wales. I am always learning about the complex challenges that exist in our different communities which lead to inequalities and poor cancer outcomes here in Wales. As a charity and as a team we are determined to do more to address these challenges

In my spare time, I try to keep up with my daughters non-stop lives and interests, I am a school governor and a panel member of a small fostering agency. I am also doing evening classes in counselling and learning as much about myself as I am about others!

Now you know why our Leadership Team feel passionate about helping people affected by cancer find out more from the rest of our staff about what they love about working here.

It’s also thanks to our fantastic Board of Trustees that we’re able to achieve so much. Our Trustees volunteer their time and help guide the charity with their expertise and experience. 

Meet our Trustees

  • Tracey Burke (Chair)
  • Dr Chris Thomson (Vice Chair)
  • Tim Finch
  • Louise Fleet JP
  • Huw George
  • Natasha de Terán
  • Prof. Jane B Hopkinson
  • Caroline Bovey BEM
  • Dr Lucy Swithenbank
  • Alun Lloyd

Join our team

So, if you think you’ve the passion, skills and want to be one of us take a look at our latest job vacancies or volunteer roles.

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010