Roy Castle cancer charity names new chief

Dr Rosemary Gillespie is to be the new chief executive of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

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Dr Gillespie, who was previously director of policy and research at Breast Cancer Care, will shadow her predecessor, Mike Unger, until his retirement in December. Unger, 64, has led the charity for six years.

Gillespie, 51, is from a nursing background and has a PhD in health policy.

She said she hoped to help the organisation "make great strides towards defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world".

Professor Ray Donnelly, who founded the charity, said: "She joins the foundation at a very exciting time. We have just moved into new premises and are working on a new national campaign called De-Feet, designed to help us defeat lung cancer."

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