Beatson Cancer Charity CEO, Martin Cawley

Beatson Cancer Charity Appoint Martin Cawley as CEO

8th Apr 2019

Beatson Cancer Charity is delighted to announce that Martin Cawley has been appointed as CEO.

Martin is Scotland Director of the National Lottery Community Fund and will lead the charity from July. He was previously CEO of Turning Point Scotland. As well as working across the third sector, he has also spent more than ten years with NHS Scotland. 

Martin Cawley

Beatson Cancer Charity Chairman Jamie Matheson said: 

“Martin brings considerable experience to this challenging role. He is a leader among people and will play a pivotal role in directing our strategy in the years to come. We look forward to welcoming him in the very near future.

“I would also like to pay a huge debt of gratitude to Alison McGregor for acting as Interim Chief Executive since January.  Alison will return to her position as a trustee of our board when Martin arrives. As one of the country’s most respected business leaders, we are so fortunate to have someone of Alison’s calibre supporting our organisation. We cannot thank her enough for her continued guidance and advice.”

Ahead of taking up his new role Martin said:

“Beatson Cancer Charity has a very special place in the heart of communities across the west of Scotland. I am so looking forward to immersing myself in the work of the charity and being part of the very special family called Team Beatson.”

Beatson Cancer Charity strives to support The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. We do this by enhancing cancer patients’ sense of wellbeing; providing practical care and support, as well as funding pioneering research and clinical excellence. The charity was launched in 2014 following the amalgamation of Friends of the Beatson and the Beatson Oncology Centre Fund.