Helen Rollason Cancer Charity announces appointment of new Chief Executive Officer

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Alden to the role of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

Kate started her career in the hospitality and event industry, before moving to the Third Sector with St Helena Hospice based in Colchester, Essex and Ormiston Families in Ipswich, Suffolk. As well as her professional role, Kate also volunteers with Wivenhoe Tempest FC where she undertakes the role of Club Welfare Officer and has recently been appointed a Governor at Broomgrove Junior School in Wivenhoe.  

Since joining the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity over three years ago, Kate has re-shaped the fundraising function and volunteer base, evolving the charities annual key events as well as introducing new ones and reinvigorating the charity’s approach to marketing.

Chair of Trustees Graham Hart said “Kate has demonstrated exceptional professionalism, leadership qualities, energy and enthusiasm as well as the ability to manage difficult situations and make tough decisions.

We are now entering the next exciting phase of the charity’s evolution as we expand our services, look to address new fundraising streams and embark on the redevelopment of the charities headquarters.

On behalf of the Trustees I would like to congratulate Kate in her new role, and we look forward to working closely with her on successfully defining and delivering the charity’s strategic plan.”

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