Cancer Research UK has appointed Rita Akushie as its new CFO, replacing interim CFO Nigel Armitt.
She will join the company on 14 January 2019 and was most recently interim CFO at housing association Sovereign. She was previously also CFO of the Thames Valley Housing Association, which is now part of Metropolitan Thames Valley.
According to the group Akushie is an accomplished senior finance and commercial leader with “extensive business change management experience”, who has also developed and led large finance and corporate support teams.
Commenting on her appointment Akushie said: “It’s a real privilege to be joining one of the UK’s leading charities and to contribute to its mission to see three in four people survive their cancer by 2034. I have a lot of experience leading large teams in the private sector and I look forward to bringing my expertise to Cancer Research UK.”