Meet the team
Ali Stunt – Chief Executive
I founded Pancreatic Cancer Action in 2010 with one aim: to improve survival for the disease by getting more people diagnosed in time for resectional surgery (to remove the tumour) – currently the only potential we have for a cure.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2007 age 41 and was one of those lucky enough to be diagnosed in time for surgery to be an option. Read more of my story here
I am passionate about improving early diagnosis for pancreatic cancer so that others can have the same outcome I have had.
My survival shows that there is hope, that early diagnosis is possible and that survival is achievable.
In the little spare time I have, I enjoy cooking and baking, being with friends and walking my two golden retrievers in the beautiful Surrey countryside by my home.
Natasha North – Marketing Manager
Having always loved being involved in charity work, moving from marketing in the corporate world to the not-for-profit sector was something that I ultimately wanted to do.
From the first moment I met Ali, I was inspired to be part of an organisation that wanted to make a real difference to people’s lives.
My motivation to do everything I can to improve survival rates is helped by the countless numbers of selfless patients, fundraisers and supporters who I come into contact with.
During my spare time I try to dabble in a bit of everything. I love travelling, cooking and running but my favourite thing is to spend time with my family and friends!
Lucy de’Lemos – Fundraising Manager
Having lost my grandmother to pancreatic cancer in 2002, I feel privileged to be able to give something back by working for PCA. I have a background in media production and ran my own business for 4 years before joining PCA in 2013.
My role is very varied making no two days are the same! Hearing the stories of our wonderful supporters and fundraisers motivates and inspires me into finding new and exciting challenges and events for them to take part in.
I am excited to be developing some interesting ideas for 2017!
Vicky McLaren – Information Operations Manager
I am delighted to be part of the PCA team, having lost my father to pancreatic cancer in 2010.
I have an important behind the scenes role helping the team to work in an effective way, making sure we produce clear and reliable patient information within the Information Standard and ensuring we operate within current legislation.
When I’m not helping drive earlier diagnosis with the PCA team, I can be seen in my PCA running vest at events around the south east and mountain biking through our beautiful countryside.
Lisl Haldenwang – Office Manager
I am the newest member at PCA and love being part of this vibrant team. My background is in publishing, and I have always had a love for things that are neat and orderly.
My main aim is to manage a tightly run office so that the rest of the team can concentrate on what they do best, which is to get more people diagnosed in time for surgery. To be a part of it is truly amazing and very fulfilling.
When I’m not working, I like to run, read and spend time with my family on the beach.
Lucy Cowie – Grants and Trusts Officer
I joined the team in February 2016 and bring over 17 years of fundraising experience. I have joined on a part-time basis to raise the profile of PCA amongst Trusts and Grant making bodies for specific projects. Previous roles include Capital Appeal Manager for Breast Cancer Haven and Trust Fundraising Manager for the Mary Rose Appeal and Fundraising Manager for Step by Step.
I am married with two grown up children and I enjoy live music at concerts and festivals, camper vanning, live theatre, cooking, travel and walking my dog – Sibo!
Holly Gardner – Fundraising Assistant
Since I started in 2015, my eyes have been opened to the seriousness of this disease and I am really excited to be part of this fast paced and growing charity.
I’m thankful to have the opportunity to help our tireless fundraisers with whatever they need to make sure that we raise the funds and awareness required to drive earlier diagnosis.
Lu Constable – Marketing Executive
I joined the team in September 2015 after graduating in July with a first-class honours degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Sussex.
I always knew I wanted to work in the charity sector having spent time volunteering throughout my studies. I have found working at PCA such a rewarding and inspiring experience. I am working on all aspects of our social media campaigns and developing our relationships with the media.
Issy Smith – Fundraising Communications Assistant
I have recently joined the PCA team as a marketing and fundraising assistant and I am already inspired! It’s amazing being a part of all the hard work that goes on in the charity to increase awareness of the disease and improve those vital survival rates.
I am so thankful to have such a rewarding job and it is amazing being able to make a real difference to people’s lives.