Pancreatic Cancer Action Announces CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA) has appointed former health policy and projects manager Joe Kirwin as its new CEO.
During his time with the organisation, Kirwin has led projects and campaigns that have resulted in potential life-saving innovations and investments, including campaigning for changes to the UK’s NICE clinical Guidelines to improve early diagnosis for patients and enable GPs to make direct CT scan referals. He has also delivered research projects in partnership with the University of Surrey on the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer.
Kirwin previously worked at other major charities including The Salvation Army, DePaul UK and Alzheimer’s Society. Outside of his professional career, he is an elected Councillor, supporting residents with their concerns and contributing to award-winning regeneration projects.
Nicola Rees Mumford, Chair of the PCA Board of Trustees, says: “I am delighted Joe Kirwin has accepted the post of CEO at PCA. His ability to bring the leadership and wider teams together is a testament to his inspirational character.
“His expertise in the policies and people who can bring about a much-needed change in the way this disease is tackled will be of huge benefit to PCA and all its stakeholders. His ability to balance his outward-facing role with his collaborative leadership style makes him a truly exceptional CEO.
“I am very much looking forward to working with him and seeing PCA continue to grow and flourish under his stewardship.”
Kirwin says: “I’m delighted to be taking over the role of CEO at this exciting time for Pancreatic Cancer Action and our community of patients, families, and survivors. PCA has a proud history of putting patients and their families at the heart of everything we do. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to continue fighting for patients and campaigning to improve survival rates.
“Together with the whole pancreatic cancer community, I know that we can finally turn that corner, improve survival rates and save lives.”
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