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Beating Bowel Cancer CEO leaves role after six and a half successful years

Posted on - 02/03/2017
Author: Communications Team

Beating Bowel Cancer has announced current Chief Executive Mark Flannagan is leaving at the end of this month to pursue new opportunities.

Sir Christopher Pitchers, Chairman of Beating Bowel Cancer said: “After six and a half years, Mark Flannagan has advised the Board that he wishes to seek new opportunities.  Whilst the Board is sad to see Mark go, it respects his decision and wishes him well.  On behalf of the Board, staff, supporters and all those affected by bowel cancer, I thank Mark for his enormous contribution and the energy he has brought to the role of Chief Executive.  During Mark’s tenure, he has moved the charity on with a new focus on delivery to all those affected by bowel cancer, he has expanded our reach to help thousands more people, and he has put Beating Bowel Cancer at the heart of government decision-making with the result that we are now further forward to saving more lives than ever before.  Mark has been a tremendous leading voice and advocate for bowel cancer.  His skills as a communicator have resulted in a hugely increased profile for bowel cancer and the charity.”

Mark Flannagan said:  “It has been a tough decision to decide to leave as Chief Executive, but the time is right.  It has been one of the privileges of my life to have been CEO of this amazing charity with its incredible people.  I have worked with outstanding individuals as staff, whose commitment and dedication I admire so much.  I have met inspiring individuals affected by bowel cancer, who have taught me about life and how to live it.  I have had the pleasure of working alongside one of the best Boards in our sector.  I will miss every individual very much, but wish everyone associated with Beating Bowel Cancer all the very best.  I will continue to support their work and always be an advocate for our shared cause.”

Beating Bowel Cancer’s Deputy Chief Executive, Judith Brodie, becomes Acting Chief Executive.