Local children’s cancer charity, The Joshua Tree announced that Margaret Wright has been appointed new CEO. An experienced leader, Margaret will succeed Founder and former CEO Linda Hill and temporary volunteer CEO, Piers McLeish to assume responsibilities of the charity. Founder Linda Hill, who was CEO for over thirteen years has stepped down to pursue her PhD in Psychological trauma, where she is studying the emotional support needs of grandparents whose grandchild has had a childhood cancer diagnosis, including bereaved grandparents.
Margaret, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has held various financial and leadership roles in private practice, further education, industry and not for profit sector, and was CEO of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Chester prior to joining The Joshua Tree in April.
“We are delighted to welcome Margret to The Joshua Team and feel her skills, experience and overall support of our ethos as a charity makes her the right fit for the role”, said Dai Hill, Chair of Trustees.
Margaret commented “I am excited to bring my business experience and passion for the charity sector to support families dealing with the devastating impact of childhood cancers.”
As the new Chief Executive of The Joshua Tree I am proud to be part of the committed and caring team that is The Joshua Tree family.”