Our CEO, Joe Kirwin

Meet our CEO 

Joe Kirwin became CEO of Pancreatic Cancer Action in April 2023. 

Joe joined PCA in January 2021 as Health Policy and Projects Manager, so already has first-hand experience of what an amazing charity PCA is and the incredible work the team does. 

During his time at PCA, Joe has led projects and campaigns that have resulted in potential life-saving innovations and investments. He has successfully campaigned for major developments for patients, such as changes to NICE Guidelines to improve early diagnosis and enabling GPs to have the ability to make direct referrals for CT scans.  

With the support of his team, Joe launched new, world-class, accredited resources to support patients through their pancreatic cancer journey. He has also delivered major research projects in partnership with the University of Surrey on the relationship between diabetes and pancreatic cancer.  

As well as his time at PCA, Joe has previously worked with other major charities such as The Salvation Army, DePaul UK and Alzheimer’s Society, where I delivered campaigns and projects focused on transforming people’s lives.  

Outside of this, he is very proud to be a respected leader in his local community as an elected Councillor, supporting residents with their concerns and contributing to award-winning regeneration projects. 

PCA has a proud history of putting patients and their families at the heart of everything we do and Joe is thrilled by the opportunity to continue fighting for patients and campaigning to improve survival rates.  

Joe is also delighted that PCA’s Founder and former CEO, Ali Stunt, continues to support PCA in a public-facing role as founder and ambassador for our mission and vision. 

Together with the whole pancreatic cancer community, Joe knows that we can finally turn that corner, improve survival rates and save lives. 

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