The Christie appoints new chairman

Press Release Posted 19 May 2011

Lord Keith Bradley Lord Keith Bradley

A new chairman has been appointed to The Christie, one of Europe's leading cancer centres and an international leader in research.

The Right Honourable Lord Keith Bradley has been a non-executive director at the specialist cancer centre since October 2006 and brings a wealth of skills and experience to the role.

He was awarded a life peerage in July 2006, following 18 years as Labour MP for Manchester Withington, and his strong association with The Christie spans more than 25 years as a local councillor, MP, government minister and peer.

In 2008, he was appointed chairman of The Christie charity, which is the second largest hospital charity in the country and brings in around £13million a year for research and extra patient services.

In his new role, Lord Keith Bradley will head up a £173 million annual turnover, 2,500 staff and the treatment and care of more than 40,000 cancer patients from across the north west and beyond.

Lord Keith Bradley said: "The Christie undoubtedly has an impressive history and I am honoured to be appointed chairman to continue to play a part in its exciting future.

"It has an outstanding reputation for treatment and research. I am delighted to have the opportunity to help take forward many more developments to ensure The Christie stays at the forefront of new advancements and technologies in cancer care for patients locally, nationally and internationally."
Lord Keith Bradley replaces Jim Martin who has retired after being chairman at The Christie for five years. During that time Jim, who was previously chief executive of N Brown Group plc, a Manchester based home shopping business, for 18 years, oversaw significant developments at the organisation, including the development of a network of radiotherapy centres across the region and the opening of the world's largest early clinical trials unit and the largest chemotherapy facility in the UK.

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