Cancer Research UK announces Trustee appointment

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK today (Wednesday 17 September) announced the appointment of Roger Matthews to its Council of Trustees. Mr Matthews has also been appointed Chair of the Charity's Audit Committee, in succession to Tony Percival who will retire as a Trustee in October 2008.

A Chartered Accountant, he is currently non-executive Chairman of MITIE Group plc, Land of Leather Holdings plc and LSL Property Services plc. In his earlier career, he spent six years as Group Finance Director of J.Sainsbury plc and eight years at Compass Group plc, as Group Finance Director and then Managing Director. He had also previously held roles at Grand Metropolitan plc and Cadbury Schweppes plc.

Roger Matthews said: "I'm delighted to join this extremely important cancer charity and be able to contribute to its excellent work. I look forward to using my business experience to support Cancer Research UK achieve its ambitious plans for the future."

David Newbigging, Chairman of Cancer Research UK, said: "Roger's extensive corporate and financial experience make him an ideal choice as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee. He will be of great benefit to Cancer Research UK in both roles and we look forward to working with him."

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For more information contact the Cancer Research UK Press Office on 020 7061 8300 or the duty press officer on 07050 264 059.

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