The Brain Tumour Charity unveils new chief executive

Alex Lochrane joins the charity later this month

Alex Lochrane

The Brain Tumour Charity has appointed Alex Lochrane as its next chief executive. 

Lochrane, who has spent the past six years as chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, succeeds Sarah Lindsell, who left the Brain Tumour Charity in March after 10 years to become director of social impact at the retail marketing company TCC Global. 

Before joining the air ambulance charity, Lochrane was chief executive of the disabled and disadvantaged people’s sailing charity The Jubilee Sailing Trust, prior to which he spent more than 20 years in the Royal Navy. 

“It is an enormous privilege to be offered this role,” Lochrane said. “I am both humbled and inspired at the prospect of leading this amazing team and helping to guide the charity as it writes the next chapter in its ground-breaking story.”

The Brain Tumour Charity, which says it is the world’s largest dedicated funder of brain tumour research, said Lochrane would lead the organisation through the development of its new five-year organisational strategy, to be launched at the end of the year. 

Jack Morris, chair of the charity, said: “With a wealth of leadership experience across two distinguished careers, both inside and outside the charity sector, we felt [Lochrane was] the perfect fit to lead our talented team towards our aims to double survival and halve the harm that brain tumours cause.

Lochrane will take up his new role on 24 January. 

David Jenkinson, chief scientific officer at The Brain Tumour Charity, has been interim chief executive since Lindsell’s departure.

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