new york against cancer board members

We appoint two new board members

25th November 2016

Two experts from the fields of medicine and communications have joined our Board.

Dr Angela Darby, Consultant Medical Oncologist at York Hospital, and Rachel Goddard, Managing Director of Intandem Communications, have become voluntary directors at the charity. They will strengthen the board as we prepare to mark our 30th anniversary in 2017. 

York-born Dr Darby has been in post at York Hospital since 2007 and says she sees the York Against Cancer supported projects benefiting patients and their families every day. She said: “I am really excited to join the Board of York Against Cancer, where local people are involved in supporting first-class scientific research at the Jack Birch Unit as well as projects that directly enhance care for local people with cancer. 

“Cancer care is dependent on team work and York Against Cancer is a great example of teams of people working together to benefit the local community. I am really pleased to be joining the Board at a very exciting time for the charity.”  

Rachel Goddard has almost 30 years of marketing experience, including 10 years with Shepherd Construction before launching Intandem Communications 15 years ago. She said: “I have worked with York Against Cancer for around 18 months helping with communications. I have always admired the charity and since I have got to know it better I’ve become even more amazed at the things that they do.

“I hope that the work that we have been doing will benefit people suffering from cancer going forward, and that’s what I really want to help with. It’s great to be offered this opportunity to sit on the Board to carry that forward, and I think it’s great to have two women joining the Board at the same time.”

Professor Steve Leveson, Chairman of York Against Cancer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Angela and Rachel onto the board. They bring with them a wealth of experience and very distinct skill sets which will prove invaluable in the future development of the charity.”