Who is the CEO and management team of Breast Cancer UK | Breast Cancer UK

Our team

  • Lynn Ladbrook is our Chief Executive.  She joined the charity in 2012 as Campaign Manager and became its CEO in June 2013. She began her career in the public sector followed by more than 15 years in political communications, public affairs, campaigning and advocacy.  Lynn brings with her a wealth of knowledge of both the environmental and health sectors.   She has held positions at the National Trust, Royal College of Nursing and World Wildlife Fund. She has worked on numerous environmental and health campaigns throughout her career, including WWF's Chemicals and Health Campaign which fought for tougher chemicals regulation across Europe. 

  • Margaret Wexler is our Head of Science. Margaret spent 15 years conducting research at the University of East Anglia before working as a lecturer in microbiology and biotechnology. Her research introduced her to the idea that tiny amounts of polluting chemicals may have profound effects, not only on the wider environment but also human health. For example, sewage contains small amounts of natural and synthetic oestrogens that, when released into the environment, can have detrimental effects on aquatic animals. She believes that these powerful chemicals illustrate how important it is to think about the effects that products of industry might have on human health.

  • Tara Barker is our Head of Communications and Campaigns. An ex-journalist, Tara's background is in strategic communications. She came to Breast Cancer UK having worked as a strategic communications advisor in central government. She has campaigned on many public health and other issues in her career, and has worked for a variety of government departments including the Cabinet Office, Foreign Office, and the Health and Safety Executive.

  • Michelle Longman is our Head of Fundraising and Partnerships. Having previously worked for several years in the business sector in sales and marketing Michelle chose to work in the third sector, feeling that there was more she could do with her skills and time to help effect change.  Having now worked in fundraising and business development for over 10 years she has secured a number of large scale bids, contracts and partnerships working for Emmaus, Langley House Trust and National Childcare Trust.

  • Amanda Smith is our Fundraising Manager. Amanda grew up in South Africa and returned to the UK (her birthplace) in 2005, as a full time mum. Having worked all her life in the travel industry, she felt it was time for a change. Having lost two members of her family, as well as her best friend, to breast cancer in a short space of time, she feels that working for Breast Cancer UK is the perfect job for her and a chance to give back in memory of all those that have been touched by this disease.

  • Louise Bowers is our Digital Content and Communications Manager.  She has a wide range of communications experience, having worked extensively with national and regional media to successfully deliver high profile campaigns both in print and online.  Louise has previously worked for the Big Lottery Fund where she worked on a range of health and educational funding programmes including NHS 5-a-day, Healthy Living Centres, Breathing Places and the Peoples Millions.  Louise is passionate about promoting the work of third sector organisations, and demonstrating the power of community-led campaigns. 

  • Jacquie Fagan is our Ambassador Project Coordinator.  She joined the charity in 2016 as an Administrator but in 2017 she began working on our Ambassador Project, which coordinates and assists a network of Ambassadors the charity has across the country.  Jacquie too is committed to spreading the voice of breast cancer prevention in her community. Jacquie loves animals, the great outdoors and being in around the sea where she lives in South Wales and is therefore passionate about protecting our environment and ourselves at the same time

  • Anna Mackman is our Finance Officer. She joined the charity in May 2017, having been inspired by the work of Breast Cancer UK in working towards the prevention of a disease that had sadly touched the lives of some of her close friends.  Anna has worked in administrative and accountancy roles in a variety of settings and has experience of running her own business.  She is a mum of three girls and feels strongly that we need to increase our awareness of and have greater protection from the hazardous chemicals in our environment and everyday products.

  • Kit Bowerin is our Public Affairs Officer. He joined the charity in December 2018 and is responsible for our engagement with Westminster, Whitehall and other stakeholders. Prior to this, he worked as a Political Consultant at the Communications Consultancy GK Strategy where he advised a range of Health, Education and Trade Association clients on their political strategies. He has also held Public Affairs roles for other charities including Anthony Nolan and Cancer Research UK, supporting their advocacy and campaign initiatives. He graduated with a degree in Politics and Business Management at Oxford Brookes University.

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