Leona’s role is to ensure Solving Kids’ Cancer effectively and efficiently delivers on its Research Strategy, as the charity strives to improve outcomes for children with neuroblastoma.

Leona supports our Scientific Advisory Board to function effectively and manages all administrative aspects of our grant review and award process, ensuring that we work to the standards and values required by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

As part of her role with the charity, Leona also leads on the development and delivery of the scientific agenda of our annual Neuroblastoma Parent Education Conference in London, selecting and inviting leading neuroblastoma researchers from around the world to share recent updates directly with the parent/patient population they are working to help.

Leona is a Steering Committee member of the international multi-stakeholder platform ACCELERATE, Affiliate Member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), member of European pressure group Unite2Cure, and a member of the Kids v Cancer Parent Council in the US.

Her son, Oscar, died from neuroblastoma in 2014 at the age of five.