Sarah Lindsell, CEO of The Brain Tumour Charity is a passionate ambassador for the brain tumour community with a cast-iron commitment to defeating brain tumours and improving quality of life. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 and survival rates have improved little in over 40 years. With 25 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, including 17 years as CEO, Sarah has a proven track record of leading organizational change, building strategic teams and achieving success. Under Sarah’s leadership, turnover at The Charity has increased from £1.4m to more than £10m this year. She has navigated the charity through a successful merger, led an investment of over £26m over the last five years in medical research, challenged thought-leaders, increased awareness and developed award-winning resources. After studying for a degree in Social Policy, Sarah was awarded a Master’s in voluntary sector management from the London School of Economics and went on to take senior roles at organisations at a local level in homelessness and family support, Caritas and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award before joining The Brain Tumour Charity in 2011.
The Brain Tumour Charity is now the largest global charity dedicated to defeating brain tumours and Third Sector’s Charity of the Year for 2018.