Our Board of Trustees oversees the strategic direction of World Cancer Research Fund UK. Working in a voluntary capacity they meet at least twice a year to review strategic progress.
World Cancer Research Fund UK is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund network, which is led and unified by World Cancer Research Fund International. The network includes charities based in Europe, the Americas and Asia, giving us a global voice.
The World Cancer Research Fund network started thirty years ago in the USA and we are proud of our American member organisation who pioneered the area of cancer prevention. Our UK charity benefits from being part of this wider network and we draw on the skill and experience of our USA-based Trustees to help us to continue to grow and spread our knowledge on cancer prevention.
Alison Sinclair (chair)
Alison joined the Board in 2015 following her retirement as a partner from the London office with the international law firm, Steptoe & Johnson LLP. She was an active member of the Labour & Employment Practice Group of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. With over 36 years of legal experience Alison has advised not-for-profit organisations on matters including internal policies, employment issues, tax and pension law and employee benefits. Alison shares her expertise with World Cancer Research Fund UK on employment and legal matters following nearly four decades of experience.
A Board Member since 1990, Jeffrey is a retired attorney (having previously been a commercial litigator) and is the founder of The Mindful Law Coaching & Consulting Group, LLC. Jeffrey is committed to a healthy lifestyle and as a yogi contributes to Illumine magazine. He was the Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2011. Jeffrey is one of the early USA Board Members who continues to support and encourage our pioneering work in the research and communication of cancer prevention.
Professor Ashley Cooper
Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health and Head of the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences at Bristol University, Ashley joined the Board of Trustees in 2014. Ashley’s primary research focus is on the impact of physical activity on health and he is a lead researcher for a number of studies exploring the influence of the environment on children’s physical activity. He is also co-lead of the Bristol Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle. Ashley continues to encourage and advise World Cancer Research Fund UK in areas of research.
Antoinette joined the Board in May 2019. She is the founder and managing director of Lilac Blue London Limited. She is active in the community, supporting charities such as Rhythms of Life, the London Homeless charity. She has had extensive international experience in leadership positions in the areas of business development, public relations, and sales. She is considered an expert in online and digital marketing. Antoinette’s extensive international experience and understanding of cultural differences, coupled with her fluency in French and Spanish, will be invaluable as World Cancer Research Fund UK works to spread the message of cancer prevention. Antoinette shares her expert knowledge in the areas of business development, public relations, sales, and online and digital marketing with World Cancer Research Fund UK following more than two decades of experience. She has a keen interest in nutrition and the role nutrition plays in disease prevention.
Peter has held a number of leadership positions in the not-for-profit sector, with extensive experience in development, fundraising and marketing. He currently works in finance for Northwestern Mutual and his areas of expertise include: charitable giving, estate planning, business analysis and retirement planning. A member of the World Cancer Research Fund UK Board since 1990, he is an excellent linguist fluent in French, Mandarin Chinese and Italian. Peter offers World Cancer Research Fund UK an awareness of cultural differences and understanding, thus a bonus in helping our organisation to spread our mission of cancer prevention.
Susan joined the World Cancer Research Fund UK Board in 1990. Although now retired from the commercial real estate business, Susan spent more than three decades in the field. Previously, she was a licensed commercial property broker as well as Senior Managing Director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in Washington DC, US — one of the world’s leading commercial property advisory firms. Susan has served as president of a number of business and property membership bodies in Washington DC. An astute businesswoman throughout her career, she shares her expert knowledge of operational success with the World Cancer Research Fund UK.
Roderick joined the Board in May 2019. He is the owner and managing director of Quality Irish Stoves Limited. He has had nearly three decades of senior level management experience in business development, marketing, sales, and database management. He has worked for companies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, and France. He is active in the community and has served and continues to serve in a leadership capacity in a variety of companies and membership bodies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Roderick shares his expertise in business development, marketing, sales, and database management to help grow World Cancer Research Fund UK and spread our message of cancer prevention.