Wednesday 20th January 2021
Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the appointment of two new Trustees who will join the charity following an open selection process.
Sue Morgan qualified as a cancer nurse in 1978, became a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in 1998 and joined the Teenage Cancer Trust frontline team as its first Nurse Consultant in 2008. She is set to retire from her nursing career in May 2021 and will then take up her Trustee role.
Sue said: “Having seen the crucial work of Teenage Cancer Trust on the frontline for more than 20 years, I know the life changing difference it makes to young people’s experience of cancer. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of supporting the charity to further develop its services, ensuring that no young person has to face cancer alone.”
Rich Waterworth is TikTok’s General Manager for the UK & Europe, responsible for the growth and management of the business. Before joining TikTok, Rich was Marketing Director for EMEA at YouTube for nearly a decade, where his roles spanned brand marketing and product launches, creator & industry relations and business marketing. Prior to this he was at ITV as Director of Platform Marketing. Rich will join the Board in February 2021.
Rich said: “I’m delighted to be joining Teenage Cancer Trust as a Trustee at this crucial moment in time. Young people with cancer risk being more isolated and vulnerable than ever, so I want to play my part in helping the charity to thrive through and beyond the pandemic.”
The appointments were confirmed by Teenage Cancer Trust Chairman Paul Spanswick who said: “I’d like to thank all of the candidates who stepped forward to apply for these Trustee roles; we had significant interest in joining the Board to support our vital work. Sue and Rich bring superb expertise to the Board along with a shared determination to ensure young people with cancer aren’t lost in a system designed for children or older adults. We are also intending to further add to the diversity of the Board in the next 18 months, to ensure the Board has an even wider mix of experience and perspectives.”
Teenage Cancer Trust Chief Executive Kate Collins said:
I’m really looking forward to working with Sue and Rich, along with our existing Trustees, as we continue to strive to expand our reach and impact. Young people with cancer have never needed Teenage Cancer Trust more. Sue and Rich’s extensive areas of professional expertise will be invaluable to helping us to ensure that Teenage Cancer Trust will be able to support more young people with cancer, now and for many generations to come.
Rich Waterworth and Sue Morgan join existing Trustees Ronnie Harris, Carrie Hindmarsh, Andrew Hughes, Richard Rosenberg, Jeremy Seigal, Varda Shine and Jeremy Shute.