Meet Breast Cancer Now’s senior leadership team

Chief Executive — Baroness Delyth Morgan

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).

Follow Delyth on Twitter: @delythjmorgan

Director of Corporate Services — Polly McGivern

Director of Corporate Services – Polly McGivern

Polly joined Breast Cancer Now in 2015 having held a number of significant posts, including Director of Finance at UCL Partners, eDv Limited and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, and she also spent six years working for the Royal Household (HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall) as Deputy Treasurer.

She began her career as a chartered accountant at PwC, followed by roles at GSK, Raleigh International and Marie Curie UK before taking up her first directorial post in 2006.

She currently also holds non-executive appointments as a Director and Trustee of Raleigh International and Director of The English Lacrosse Association. As Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Polly provides executive leadership across the charity’s Finance and IT, and People and Organisational Development directorates.

Director of Services — David Crosby

Director of Services - David Crosby

David was previously General Manager for Central and South West England for Macmillan Cancer Support, and prior to that worked in social housing for 22 years, having previously served as Head of Housing & Health at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent and Head of Housing for Rother District Council in East Sussex.

The Services Directorate provides services to support the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer, and the care and support of people affected by breast cancer across the UK. David’s role incorporates services development and delivery, services improvement, public health and wellbeing, and volunteering.

David is a trustee of Reading Football Club Community Trust which represents Reading FC within the local and surrounding communities, acting as an extension of the club to engage with local people and make a genuine impact on their lives.

Follow David on Twitter: @DavidJCrosby

Clinical Director — Dr Emma Pennery CBE

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 Communications and Influencing — Fiona Hazell

Director of Communications and Influencing – Fiona Hazell

Fiona brings over 20 years of marketing, communications and campaigning experience from the corporate and charity sectors, working for KPMG, Camelot and the BBC, before joining the charity sector in 2002. Fiona worked for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign, before helping lead the merger in 2015 to form Breast Cancer Now.

Fiona leads the Communications and Influencing Directorate to deliver the charity’s critical communications and influencing work to ensure the new charity and the voices of all those affected by breast cancer are kept firmly on the agenda.

Fiona’s role incorporates policy, evidence and influencing; brand, marketing communications; press and PR, celebrity and digital.

Director of Research — Dr Simon Vincent

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.