Cancer Research UK’s constitution provides for the appointment of 100 Members of the charity. Members are similar to the shareholders of a company. They are entitled to attend all general meetings of Cancer Research UK (including the AGM) and their most significant formal duty is the election of the Trustees.
When Cancer Research UK was formed in 2002 the Trustees, who were the original 20 founding Members of the charity, appointed a further 60 Members, bringing the total to 80. View a list of the current 89 Members, including our Trustees.
Together the Members embody a broad range of relevant skills, experience and backgrounds, from business and the arts, politics, finance and health care. They are chosen not to represent particular fields, but as individuals who are supportive of the aims and objects of the charity. Some of the Members were previously formally associated with the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and because they were enthusiastic in their support of the new charity were invited to maintain a connection with it. Others were selected by the new Cancer Research UK Trustee body because of their interest in or knowledge of cancer research and associated health issues and because of their sympathy with the aims of the charity.
Criteria for becoming a Member
Those receiving grants from the charity or employed by it are not eligible for Membership, but ex-grantees and ex-employees are eligible. Current Members decide on the appointment of new Members. An individual may put him/herself forward for appointment at an Annual General Meeting, provided they have the support of a current Member who will nominate them.
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