Executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK, Ed Aspel has decided to step down in November and look for new non-executive opportunities.
Aspel joined CRUK in 2012 as head of innovation delivery and held the post of head of strategic marketing and planning, and director of patient and public engagement before his appointment to fundraising and marketing in 2015.
'One of the most successful fundraising teams'
Michelle Mitchell, chief executive at CRUK, said Aspel had built and led “undeniably one of the most successful fundraising teams in our sector, and leaves [CRUK] in a very strong position”.
She added: “Ed has always demonstrated enormous passion for our cause.
“His work has helped us get closer to our aim of seeing three in four people survive cancer by 2034, and we wish him every success in the future as he pursues new non-exec opportunities.”
Aspel said it had been an "absolute privilege to lead one of the most successful fundraising teams in the sector".
He said: "We’ve developed new campaigns, strengthened our brand, and put our supporters at the heart of everything we do.
“Like many people, I have seen close family and friends affected by the disease, and I am so proud of the work that my team has done.
"They are dedicated, professional and truly believe in what they do, making a difference to people affected by cancer every single day.
“I leave the Cancer Research UK in the knowledge that we have made progress in our aim to beat cancer, and that we will continue to do so over the years to come.”