Diana Jupp - Chief Executive

Diana joined Pancreatic Cancer UK in November 2017, bringing over 20 years experience working for cancer charities. Before joining us, she worked as the interim Chief Executive at Bloodwise, a blood cancer research charity, having previously been their Director of Patient Experience. Prior to that, Diana worked at Breast Cancer Care for 19 years, with her last role being Director of Services and Campaigns.

With a background in medical anthropology, Diana is passionate about ensuring that Pancreatic Cancer UK’s work and vision is grounded and guided by people’s experience of pancreatic cancer. She sits on the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition and is a keen cyclist.

Sue Collins - Director of Fundraising and Engagement

Sue joined Pancreatic Cancer UK in October 2016. She has over 20 years in-house experience in the voluntary sector, having held senior fundraising, marketing and management roles before moving into consultancy in 2010, where she worked with leading companies to develop and deliver their community investment programmes and gained a unique perspective on funders’ objectives and requirements.

Sue specialises in working with non-profit organisations on their fundraising strategies, and has worked alongside a number of charities – large and small, national and local – focussing on their high-value and corporate programmes to deliver a step change in income.

Anna Jewell - Director of Support, Research and Influencing

Anna joined Pancreatic Cancer UK in 2010 and has worked within the charity sector for 20 years, having previously managed policy and campaigning activity at Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK, where she worked to improve patient care with a focus on metastatic disease.

Anna’s background is in health promotion, health education and social anthropology. She was a lay member of NICE guidelines committee for pancreatic cancer, and is currently Chair of the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce, a coalition of charities which work together to call for greater government prioritisation of these cancers, as well as a lay member of the HPB Clinical Reference Group for NHS England.

Sherie Holding - Director of People and Culture

Sherie joined Pancreatic Cancer UK in 2021. She has more than 25 years experience as a HR professional, and prior to joining us spent 7 years in a senior HR position at St John’s Ambulance, where she supported both employee and volunteer functions. She has worked in small, localised organisations as well as multinational corporations, and has operated at Director level to manage both national and international, geographically dispersed teams.

Specialising in all aspects of people management and culture, Sherie has strong principles around equity, fairness, wellbeing and treating people with dignity and respect, believing that everybody has a part to play in improving our society and our impact on others. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and gaming, and is a particularly big fan of sci-fi.

Joan Prendergast - Director of Finance, Planning and Resources

Joan joined Pancreatic Cancer UK in 2021, bringing over 20 years experience working in the charity sector. Prior to joining us, she served as Deputy Director of Finance and Planning at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and has held senior finance positions at Sparks Charity, a children’s medical research charity, and HCPT, a charity providing holidays for children and adults with disabilities.

Joan is passionate about helping charities to be as efficient as possible and to plan for the long term, whilst making a difference today. She has a strong belief in the importance of research funding sitting alongside the need to provide support today. In her spare time, Joan enjoys photography and organises a biennial charity bike ride in France.