Solving Kids’ Cancer, a national neuroblastoma charity, has appointed Gail Jackson as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Gail will join the charity on April 14, 2020, from Community Lincs, part of YMCA Lincolnshire. Gail has been the CEO of Community Lincs since 2017 and during that time identified, negotiated and successfully led the merger with YMCA Lincolnshire in late 2019, enabling the charity to sustain and develop it services while securing its future for generations to come.

She brings a wealth of experience in supporting children and families, having started her career as a children’s social worker and going on to hold several senior leadership positions within national and regional children’s charities.

Gail replaces Stephen Richards, who had led the charity since 2016.

Gail Jackson said:

“I am proud and humbled to be appointed CEO of this ambitious charity. I am passionate about supporting children and this is an opportunity for me to return to a charity that has children at the heart of everything it does. Solving Kids’ Cancer’s work is absolutely vital, and I look forward to doing all I can to help to defeat neuroblastoma.”

Nick Bird, Solving Kids’ Cancer Chair of Trustees, said:

“We are delighted that Gail Jackson will be leading Solving Kids’ Cancer through the next stage of its development. We know that she will be an outstanding leader of the charity and her passion to do even more to help children and families affected by neuroblastoma is exciting for the future.”