Our senior leadership team
Equipped with knowledge, determination and guidance, our senior leadership team supports and drives our organisation forward to reaching our goal of saving lives and improving the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
Genevieve Edwards – Chief Executive
Genevieve has extensive voluntary sector experience and has held Board level communications and influencing positions in health charities since 2004, including as Executive Director for External Affairs and Nations for the MS Society, UK Director of Policy, Partnerships and Communications at Marie Stopes International and Executive Director of Communications, Fundraising and Health Improvement at Terrence Higgins Trust. Genevieve was Trustee of Neurological Alliance until the end of 2019.
Luke Squires – Director of Fundraising
Luke has 20 years’ experience of working in both the commercial and charity sectors. He joined Bowel Cancer UK in June 2012 as the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships and joined the senior leadership team two years later as Director of Fundraising. Luke specialises in corporate, business development and relationship fundraising.
Simon Hawkins – Director of Finance and Resources
Simon qualified as a certified accountant in 1995 and has spent 20 years working in the commercial and charity sectors, the past 10 exclusively in the third sector. He joined the charity in January 2015 as the Director of Finance and Resources and is also Company Secretary.
Dr Lisa Wilde - Director of Research and External Affairs
Lisa is a research scientist by training and, since leaving the lab, has spent the last 15 years leading on research management for cancer research charities. Lisa’s expertise lies in research strategy, science communications and science policy. She oversees the charity's Communications, Research, and Policy & Campaigns functions.
Lauren Wiggins - Director of Services
Lauren is a registered nurse by background, with over 15 years’ experience in both mental health and general nursing – including five years as a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist. She moved into the charity sector in 2011 and joined Bowel Cancer UK in August 2018 as Director of Services.