Cancerkin, a breast cancer charity based at the Royal Free Hospital, has appointed Rebecca Wynberg as its new chairman. She takes over from Dr John Carrier, who has been chairman at Cancerkin for the past six years.
Rebecca’s background is in consumer market research. She co-founded Sadek Wynberg Research, which was the world’s largest independent qualitative research company when it was sold to Millward Brown (WPP) in 2004. Rebecca then set up Wy, a consultancy business offering global qualitative research and leadership and skills development for clients. In 2012, she was appointed as global CEO of qualitative business at TNS, the world’s largest custom market research specialists.
Rebecca knows Cancerkin well as she has been a Cancerkin Trustee since September 2007 and Vice-Chair since March 2009.
Speaking about her appointment, Rebecca said: Cancerkin is unique in the help and services it provides for people affected by breast cancer and it is a privilege to be continuing my involvement with the charity, now as Chair. I am looking forward to working with Victoria Todd, our CEO and her great team as well as with our board of trustees to ensure that Cancerkin remains vital and valuable to those it serves.
Victoria Todd, Cancerkin’s Chief Executive, said: “Rebecca has stepped in as our Interim Chairman at the very crucial time for Cancerkin and I am delighted that she has. She has been an extremely valuable member of the Board of Trustees since 2007 when she was instrumental in steering Cancerkin through a number of governance issues which put the Charity onto a more stable footing to enable Cancerkin to grow and prosper. In addition, she has helped us with fundraising but more importantly, provided invaluable support to both me and Cancerkin’s staff. We could not have a better champion at our side”.