Macmillan Cancer Support’s Chief Executive Stands Down

After five years as chief executive, Peter Cardy will be leaving leading cancer care charity Macmillan Cancer Support, at the end of the year. Under Peter’s leadership, Macmillan has developed and grown significantly.  It has progressed from a charity working mainly via health professionals to a more broad based organisation which places the experience and involvement of people affected by cancer at its heart.

Peter has steered many changes at Macmillan, including the charity’s rebrand as Macmillan Cancer Support in April this year. He said: “I am very proud of what Macmillan has achieved while I have been in charge.  It was a difficult decision to leave but the charity is now in a stronger position to spearhead real improvements for the growing numbers of people living with cancer. 

“People’s experience of cancer is changing – and Macmillan has taken the lead in responding to these changing needs. It has been a privilege to work with the most committed and talented volunteers and staff of any in my long career in charities.”

Jamie Dundas, Macmillan’s Chairman, says: “Macmillan Cancer Support owes Peter a considerable debt of gratitude for his dedicated and highly committed service as our Chief Executive over the past five years.  He leaves with our thanks and our very best wishes for his future.”

Judy Beard, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, will act as interim CEO from January 1st until a permanent appointment is made.