Oliver Kemp


Oliver keeps the team on its toes making sure we are always moving at pace and striving to be the best, whether that’s diversifying our funding, coming up with new ways to keep prostate cancer patients firmly at the centre of all we do, or making sure his team wins the Escape Room Challenge. Look out for him in December when he loves nothing more than dressing up as a Christmas elf!

Ceri Evans


Ceri is our Treasurer, and a treasure. He has been a qualified Chartered Management Accountant for longer than the younger members of the team have been alive. Ceri is now semi-retired, and alongside his own business interests, he very generously gives much of his time and skills to a number of charities, including PCRC.

Rachel Lund

Development Director

Rachel takes all the creativity and energy in the fundraising team and manages to point it all in the same direction. She is lovely to work with and is always calm apart from when she pays table tennis. She loves to get off at the wrong train station so that she can run to the next one as it keeps everyone fit and healthy.

Uloaku Ikegwu

Finance Manager

Uloo is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She is responsible for the financial health of the Organisation, making sure the money that all our donors give get to the scientists at the right time. She is bright, energetic and very competitive when it comes to making Christmas jumpers. She makes beautiful hats when she’s not looking at Excel charts. Her charisma is real.

Naomi Elster

Communications Research Executive

Naomi is our Communications Research Executive. She did a PhD, in which she helped a new breast cancer treatment get to clinical trial, and enjoyed writing and talking about science to patients, fundraisers, and anyone who would listen. She came to PCRC to finally bring what she knows about cancer research and communication together, and because those conversations she had with test-tubes in the lab turned out to be a little one-sided.

Sonja Lawrence

Head of Major Gifts

Sonja has worked within the charity sector since 2001, creating new ways for high net-worth individuals and corporates to engage with charities and provide support. She believes in building relationships, friend-raising more than fund-raising, so that the partnerships between the charity and supporter can create amazing results. Both her inspired collection of trainers, and her refusal to accept anything is impossible brighten up the office.

Judith Fall

Individual Donor and Data Officer

Judith worked as a book editor before moving into the charity sector. At PCRC, her sharp eye for detail goes into our donor care – making sure income is processed correctly and contact records are up-to-date. The only thing sharper than Judith’s attention to detail is her wry sense of humour.

Ellen Whatmore

Head of Events

Ellen is the life and soul of the organisation as well as being a dynamic, brilliant event fundraising machine. She’s capable of taking the biggest, grandest ideas and making them practical and possible. She likes to wind Oliver up about his never ending stream of statistics and tells bad jokes about cheese.

Lauren Ward

Events Executive

In addition to helping Ellen keep our events running smoothly, Lauren keeps our fundraisers supported and motivated at every stage of their fundraising journey. She can be a much-needed calming influence on the office, practices judo, and has such a lovely phone manner that a fundraiser once proposed to her, on behalf of their grandson!

Jessica Hennessy

Events Assistant

Jess is our dynamic Events Assistant, with unfailing enthusiasm, no matter what the challenge. She’s the brains and determination behind our ambitious, brand new Race for Science event. She is highly creative and an Escape Room mastermind.

Hannah Wray

Fundraising Intern

Hannah is capable of turning her hand to anything which is great cos that’s her job! She makes things happen in the fundraising and communications team quickly, quietly and efficiently. Hannah loves a good Excel sheet just as much as she loves a nice woolly jumper.

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