Michelle is a senior voluntary sector leader who has helped a number of not-for-profit organisations “achieve their purpose and global impact”. According to the group she has a successful track record of delivering long term value, collaboration and innovation.
Before joining Cancer Research UK, Mitchell was CEO of the MS Society for five years and a founding member of the Progressive MS Alliance, a global scientific and research joint venture and launched the STOP MS £100m appeal.
Prior to that, she was director general at Age UK, the UK’s largest older people’s charity, where she worked for nearly a decade and was at the forefront of national debates on health, care and welfare.
Mitchell said: “It’s an honour for me to be appointed CEO of Cancer Research UK, and I’m delighted to be starting the role today. My family, like many others, has been affected by cancer. It’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate. In fact, one in two people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.”