Annwen Jones OBE, Chief Executive
Annwen has extensive experience of leadership, management and campaigning in the non-profit sector, having served previously as Chief Executive of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as a trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities in the UK. Annwen is Vice-Chair of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition and a co-founder of World Ovarian Cancer Day. She has also served on the Steering Committee for ENGAGe, the European Network of Gynaecological Cancer Advocacy Groups (2014-2016).
Annwen was appointed by NHS England to the National Cancer Drugs Panel in 2014 and currently sits on several clinical trial steering committees, including the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). A highly experienced leader, Annwen also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Henley Business School.
Annwen was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2019 for her services to charity.
Alexandra Holden, Director of Communications
Alex joined Target Ovarian Cancer in 2012 and is responsible for brand, PR and digital communications. She has over 20 years’ experience from across the voluntary and corporate sector, with a background in both internal and external communications in the UK, Scandinavia and Australia. Previous organisations have included Bupa, Virgin Media, Mencap, Westpac Bank and GE. Alex has been a trustee for the Twins and Multiple Birth Association (Tamba), a director of Conewood Children’s Centre, a member of NCT’s Voluntary Income Advisory Group and is a member of the Women in PR network.
Alex Horsup, Director of Finance and Corporate Services
Alex is a CIMA qualified accountant with a diploma in charity accounting from the Cass Business School. She joined Target Ovarian Cancer in 2017, having worked in the charity sector at a senior level for 16 years, covering finance, governance, HR, IT and premises management, most recently as Director of Finance at Young Minds. Prior to that she has worked in both social services and in health. Alex is a trustee of the Mary Ward Centre and was previously Vice Chair of Governors at a nursery school.
Lizzy Rodgers, Head of Information and Support
Lizzy joined Target Ovarian Cancer in 2018. She is responsible for leading on the support and information programme for women with ovarian cancer, including our information guides, face to face events and the nurse-led support line. Lizzy has experience running support programmes in health charities including the British Heart Foundation and Bloodwise, where she led on the delivery of information for people affected by cancer. Lizzy has a particular interest in the co-production of information and support services in partnership with the people they benefit.
Rebecca Rennison, Director of Public Affairs and Services
Rebecca joined Target Ovarian Cancer in 2015. Rebecca has over ten years’ policy and campaigns experience. She worked for several national disability charities, including the National Autistic Society and Leonard Cheshire Disability, before making the move to the health sector. Rebecca has experience of running successful national campaigns, influencing government and public body policy, delivering both quantitative and qualitative research, supporting people to advocate for change and building relationships with ministers and other senior stakeholders. Rebecca is a member of the Cancer52 Board and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Strategic Metrics Group.
Susan Booth M.InstF.Dip, Director of Development
Susan joined Target Ovarian Cancer in 2014. She has been instrumental in developing a strong fundraising team that has increased annual income from £1.3m to over £2.7m. With over 20 years experience of leading charity fundraising garnered in a wide range of charities from Teenage Cancer Trust to local hospices to the RSPCA and RNLI, Susan is a dedicated senior leader who has the strategic vision and specialised skills to help Target Ovarian Cancer secure the funds needed to transform the future for women with ovarian cancer.