Oliver Kemp has been named the new CEO of Prostate Cancer Research Centre. He was previously CEO of Build Africa, a charity that provides learning and earning opportunities for children and families in Africa. Build Africa was awarded the “Best International Charity in the UK” in 2012 and "Best Charity to Work for" in 2011. Oliver held the post of Director of Fundraising and Communications prior to becoming a CEO. He has also managed fundraising teams at Education Action International and the Haemophilia Society. Oliver sits on the board of trustees at International Alert and Health Poverty Action and has a masters degree in ethics. Oliver says "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. I am particularly looking forward to working with all the fantastic staff, trustees, scientists and supporters to create better outcomes for people diagnosed with Prostate cancer.
John is a graduate student of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. After a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Clinical Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, he joined the Institute of Urology as a Lecturer. Recognising that there was a severe lack of funding for prostate cancer, John founded the Prostate Cancer Research Centre - then known as the Covent Garden Cancer Research Trust - in 1989. John continued to work as a scientist alongside supporting the charity. After a fruitful career, he was awarded a personal chair at UCL in 1999. He is now an Emeritus Professor of Experimental Pathology, having specialised in prostate cancer research and human cell culture. John was appointed full-time CEO of PCRC in June 2015, and retired after a period working part-time as Research Manager.
Rachel has worked in Fundraising for over 15 years in a variety of roles across Trust and Foundation, Corporate, Statutory and Major Donor Fundraising at charities including NSPCC, Rethink and The King's College Hospital Charity. Rachel joined the team in July 2017 and will be focusing on Major Gift fundraising and is looking forward to getting her running shoes on at some of PCRC's Challenge Events.
Ellen has been organising charity events for over 6 years. Her career started at The Springboard Charity where she worked on a wide range of events and fundraising activities. The events calendar consisted of gala dinners for up to 800+ attendees as well as charity challenges including abseils, cycle rides and running events. After starting at PCRC in March 2016 as Challenge Events Manager, she has taken on the ‘challenge’ in every sense of the word and has completed the London Revolution 185mile cycle, Vitality London 10k, London to Brighton Cycle and Spartan Race. Ellen is passionate about working for PCRC and hopes to lead the team in creating a successful calendar of events to fund world-class research towards beating Prostate Cancer.
Judith moved into the charity sector in 2011 after a successful career as a book editor. After working with North London Hospice, All Aboard and Tzedek, Judith brings a broad range of third-sector skills, including volunteer management, communications and income processing. At PCRC, Judith is responsible for processing income, managing donor data and providing efficient administrative support to the team.
Uloo is a qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified accountants(ACCA). She has genuine passion for finance and has held different financial positions in her previous employments. In 2004, she joined the Salvation Army, an international charity, where she worked for over 12 years, in different capacities. Uloo worked for a brief period for Lumos before joining PCRC in April 2017 and brings with her a wealth of experience and dedication to work. Uloo is married with 2 sons and enjoys Sewing in her free time.
Ceri was appointed as Treasurer in May 2016. He has a degree in History from Leeds University, graduating in 1974. Ceri has been a qualified Chartered Management Accountant for over 30 years. In 1993 he was awarded an MBA from Imperial College, London. Early work experience was gained from the Civil Service in the Department of Trade & Industry and the Ministry of Defence in a number of finance-related roles. On leaving the Civil Service he worked for Muirhead Plc as their Project Accountant and then as Divisional Accountant for Hunting Engineering. Subsequently, he has been employed in a number of financial roles for BT plc. Ceri is now semi-retired combining working on his own business activities with charity work including working for PCRC. He is married and lives in North London. He has one married daughter who is also London based.
Lauren studied English at Brunel University and has been working with charities as a fundraiser since 2014, including St John Ambulance, Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre and Dorset Blind Association. Lauren is passionate about everything charity and wants to continue learning more about the sector and how she can help people. She joined PCRC in September 2016 and is excited to work hard to increase funding for the charity's research finding a cure for Prostate Cancer.
Jess is thrilled to be starting her career in charity fundraising at PCRC. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a BA in Psychology in 2016, she spent a year getting experience in various fields, including publishing, political advocacy and communications. She then became the fundraising intern at The Lullaby Trust and completely fell in love with fundraising. Jess started as Events Intern at PCRC in December 2017, and will be helping to deliver a brand new event for PCRC while also supporting the fundraising team with all of their events. Jess is a UK/US dual citizen and loves theatre and immersive experiences.