Kate Collins, Chief Executive

Kate Collins, Chief Executive

Kate Collins was appointed as CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust in 2018. She aims to ensure Teenage Cancer Trust delivers on our ambitious strategy to help more young people with cancer. With a background in marketing and fundraising, Kate works closely with our Senior Leadership Team to make sure all funds raised are being used to make the biggest difference to the lives of young people with cancer in the UK.

Ben Sundell, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Ben Sundell, Head of Policy and Public Affairs

Ben leads Teenage Cancer Trust’s influencing work to ensure the needs of young people with cancer are communicated to the Government, the NHS and key decision makers, and to bring about changes to help them. He does this by considering evidence, forming our evidence based public policy positions, developing and maintaining good relationships with stakeholders and advocating for the needs and concerns of the young people we support. He also helps to drive change and encourage the public to support campaigns to help young people with cancer.

Paul Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications

Paul Brown, Director of Marketing and Communications

Paul is responsible for overseeing all of Teenage Cancer Trust’s marketing and communications activity, which aims to engage our audiences and inform them about the support we provide young people with cancer. He ensures that all work is in line with the overall organisational strategy and is in line with the needs of all young people with cancer.

Louise Soanes, Director of Services

Louise Soanes, Director of Services

Throughout her career, Louise has worked in a variety of clinical, managerial and academic roles. Before joining as the charity’s Director of Services, Louise held the position of Nurse Consultant at UCLH (University College London Hospitals) caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer. Louise is focused on working with both the charity and the NHS to offer specialist support for young people and their families as they face cancer.

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising

Liz has been a professional fundraiser for 20 years and is currently Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust. Before this, she held senior fundraising roles at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the British Red Cross. Liz is passionate about the charity sector and is also proud to be a trustee and fellow of the Institute of Fundraising, chairing their Standards Advisory Board. Liz joined People’s Postcode Lottery as a trustee in 2019.