Lynda Thomas

Chief Executive

Lynda has been chief executive of Macmillan since 2015.

Shas worked in communications for 20 years, starting in consumer PR, then moved into communications and marketing at NCH Action for Children and the NSPCC. She joined Macmillan in 2001as head of media, in a job share. Lynda developed Macmillan's campaigning arm, created its Internal Affairs team and was promoted to board level as director of external affairs in 2007.

Lynda became director of fundraising at Macmillan in August 2011, where she headed a team of over 400 fundraisers who raised more than £187 million in 2014. She was appointed the charity's chief executive in 2015.

She was recently voted the second most influential fundraiser in the UK. In November 2014, Lynda took on the role of interim chief executive and was appointed as permanent chief executive in March 2015. Lynda is also a trustee at the Women's Sport & Fitness Foundation