The Teenage Cancer Trust has appointed Siobhan Dunn, its director of fundraising, as its next chief executive.
Dunn takes over from Simon Davies, who left the charity this month after 13 years at the helm to run Teen Cancer America, a new US-based cancer charity co-founded by two of the trust’s celebrity supporters.
Dunn joined the trust in 2005 as the first member of the charity’s corporate fundraising team, before becoming director of fundraising in 2010.
A spokeswoman for the charity, which supports people with cancer aged between 13 and 24, said she could not disclose how much Dunn would be paid because of a policy that prevents the charity from talking about individual salaries.
The charity’s annual report shows that in the year to the end of June 2012 its highest-paid member of staff received between £100,000 and £110,000. It had an income of just under £13m over the same period.
David Hoare, chair of the Teenage Cancer Trust, said the charity could look forward to a "wonderfully bright future" with Dunn in charge.
Dunn said: "The Teenage Cancer Trust is a small charity with a huge heart and a massive voice. Our mantra is young person first, cancer patient second, and my priority is to detail the road map that will make our vision a reality."