Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council
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Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council

1 Aug 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.

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