Farewell Lynne, welcome Eleanor!

This month, we said farewell to our Chair of Trustees, Lynne Walker, and we’re delighted to welcome our new Chair, Eleanor Phillips.

24 March 2023

Saying farewell

Lynne was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. She was fortunate enough to be able to have surgery, giving her a chance to survive. It was because of this that Lynne wanted to take action, to help transform the future for others affected by pancreatic cancer. One of the most significant actions she took was to join our Board of Trustees eight years ago.

Following that, Lynne stepped into the role of Chair in 2018 and has been a pivotal part of our growth as a charity; using her story, networks and leadership to help raise awareness, influence change and bring in vital income. Thanks to Lynne’s guidance and leadership, we’ve made huge strides in taking on pancreatic cancer – like funding over £10m in research to help find the breakthroughs that will save lives.

We asked Lynne a few questions about her time as Chair, and what she’s excited to see from the charity and for people with pancreatic cancer in the future.

A new chapter

We’re delighted that our Trustee, Eleanor Phillips, is taking on the position of Chair following Lynne’s departure. Eleanor has been on our Board since 2021, after losing her mum to pancreatic cancer ten years ago. Having used our specialist nurse-led Support Line, Eleanor knew of our charity and wanted to give back and help transform the future for others when the time was right.

That time is now, and we are excited to embark on an ambitious new strategy under Eleanor’s direction. Watch this space for more information on what we’re determined to achieve with your support, soon!