Sarah Lindsell

The Brain Tumour Charity

 

Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity since 2011, is a passionate ambassador for the brain tumour community with a cast-iron commitment to defeating brain tumours and improving quality of life. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 and survival rates have improved little in over 40 years. With 25 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, including 15 years as CEO, Sarah has a proven track record of leading organisational change, building strategic teams and achieving success. Under Sarah’s leadership, turnover at The Charity has increased from £1.4m to more than £10m this year and staff numbers have doubled to around 80 pioneering professionals with the shared two strategic goals of doubling survival and halving the harm of brain tumours. Since navigating the charity through a successful merger, Sarah has led an investment of £25m over the next five years in medical research, challenged thought-leaders, increased awareness and developed award-winning digital resources for children. Strategic yet tactical, tough yet emotionally sensitive and decisive yet inclusive, Sarah is an outstanding chief executive who inspires her team and gives hope and confidence to the thousands of people living with brain tumours in the UK.

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