Sir James Crosby joins Cancer Research UK's Governing Council

Cancer Research UK

CANCER Research UK today (Thursday 31 January 2008) announced the appointment of Sir James Crosby to its Council of Trustees. Sir James will also join the Charity's Finance Committee; both appointments are effective today.

Formerly the Chief Executive of HBOS plc, Sir James is currently the senior independent director of ITV plc and Compass Group plc and deputy chairman of the Financial Services Authority.

Sir James said: "I'm delighted to have been appointed to join Cancer Research UK's Council of Trustees. Cancer affects one in three of us at some point in our lives but thanks to cancer research thousands more people every year are beating the disease. I look forward to contributing to the Charity's vital work."

David Newbigging, Chairman of Cancer Research UK, said: "We're very fortunate to have Sir James join us and I'm looking forward to working with him. He's an outstanding senior executive and will bring invaluable experience to Cancer Research UK's Council."

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