Meet Breast Cancer Now’s senior leadership team
Chief Executive — Baroness Delyth Morgan
Delyth Morgan is the Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now and sits as a cross bench peer in the House of Lords. She previously held the CEO role at both Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, before which she worked at Shelter, Workplace Nurseries Campaign and Asthma UK.
Delyth is a science graduate and Fellow of University College London. After becoming a life peer she was appointed to Government in 2007, when she served as Children’s Minister for the Department of Children Schools and Families, Minister for Intellectual Property and Quality at the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills and Government spokesperson for the Department of Work and Pensions in the House of Lords. She is a Fellow of University College London and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Cancer Research and Cardiff University. She is also Patron of Pancreatic Cancer UK and The Sheila McKechnie Foundation, and Honorary President of Cancer 52. In June 2015, she was appointed Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).
Delyth became Chief Executive of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in 1996, when the charity was in its infancy. Since then, she has been committed to stopping women dying from breast cancer, working at the forefront of this critical field in a number of different capacities.
As CEO of Breakthrough for 10 years, she turned the organisation into the fastest growing charity in the sector and created a dynamic and ambitious brand that put breast cancer firmly on the public agenda.
She became Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Campaign in 2011 which went on to become Breast Cancer Now, leading the charity in its mission to find the cures for breast cancer and conducting the first Gap Analysis to identify the critical gaps in breast cancer research and knowledge.
In 2019, Delyth was key in bringing together the merged charities of Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, to form our new charity that is raising awareness, funding research, and providing crucial care for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.
Follow Delyth on Twitter: @delythjmorgan
Clinical Director — Dr Emma Pennery CBE
Emma leads the charity’s nurse-led services, including the Helpline, providing expert support for all those affected by breast cancer and breast health concerns. Before joining Breast Cancer Care 16 years ago, Emma worked in various nursing posts in the NHS, including as a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist, Honorary Lecturer and Clinical Research Fellow.
She completed her PhD at Southampton University in 2005. She has lectured widely at national and international conferences and regularly sits on national, Royal College and UK advisory boards and project groups. She has been a peer reviewer for various journals and has authored various book chapters, journal articles and a book on breast cancer . She also acts as an expert witness in litigation cases and special funding applications. She was awarded a CBE in June 2014 for services to people affected by breast cancer. Emma is a Trustee at Dementia UK.
Follow Emma on Twitter: @EmmaPennery
Director of Research — Dr Simon Vincent
Simon is a science administrator with over 16 years' experience of grant management with major UK medical research charities. He has a PhD in Genetics from Nottingham, and post-doctoral experience gained at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund laboratories in London. In 2000 he joined the Cancer Research Campaign and lived through the merger with the ICRF to form Cancer Research UK. He worked in a number of areas in Cancer Research UK, including leading the team that looked after the charity's fellowship funding.
He spent most of 2013 on secondment at the Academy of Medical Sciences, where his team supported early-career biomedical researchers through mentoring, career support, policy development and by awarding grants.