Penny Brohn UK, leading Integrative Cancer Charity, has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, and Jon Green, former NHS hospital Chief Executive and Operational Director.
The pair join at a critical time for the charity and will be helping to steer its strategy and governance as it pursues its ambition to make sure every person with cancer in the UK is able to access and experience the best of integrative cancer care, leading to better outcomes and quality of life.
Stephen Rosser, chair of trustees for Penny Brohn UK said: “I am delighted to be welcoming two such high calibre trustees on to the board.
“We will benefit enormously from Penny’s experience as a consultant clinical oncologist and her passion for innovation in digital health. As co-chair of the British Society for Integrative Oncology she shares our vision to make integrative cancer care mainstream in the NHS.
“Jon brings a really unique perspective. His experience as a former NHS hospital chief executive, and a focus on the integration of services – building those services around the patient – will be of immense benefit to our board.”
Dr Penny Kechagioglou is a consultant clinical oncologist, the chief clinical information officer and deputy chief medical officer at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). Penny is currently leading on the implementation of the electronic patient record (EPR) and digital transformation at UHCW and is passionate about enabling digital health through innovation.
Penny said: “I feel very privileged to join Penny Brohn UK as a member of the board of trustees. The organisation has just formally celebrated its 40th anniversary and we all reflected on the huge positive impact Penny Brohn UK has had on improving outcomes for people with cancer, their carers and their families, across the country.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the board and the executive team to drive growth and be in a position to reach out to more people who can benefit from our services, regardless of where they live or the timing in their cancer journey”
Penny is co-chair of the British Society for Integrative Oncology with the vision to make integrative oncology practice mainstream in the NHS. With 18 years’ experience in clinical and managerial roles in the NHS as well as leadership experience in the private healthcare sector, Penny is committed to enabling equitable access to care and healthcare excellence.
Jon Green is a former NHS hospital chief executive and operational director who has worked within acute and community services in London, East Midlands and the East of England over the last decade and a half.
Jon said: “I am delighted to become part of the Penny Brohn UK family and join the board as a Trustee. Having worked in the NHS for many years I see and recognise the huge strain that a cancer diagnosis places on individuals and their families.
“I firmly believe that cancer treatment and management is so much more than just the clinical intervention and is about the whole person. I joined Penny Brohn UK because I want to promote this as widely as possible.”
During his NHS career Jon had a particular focus on innovation and the integration of services and building those services around the patient. Prior to the joining the NHS he had a 20-year career in the Royal Navy as a warfare officer where he had a wide range of roles at home and abroad including sea going, intelligence and media management appointments.
More recently he has set up his own consultancy company providing support to other companies. This has included delivering service redesign services within Health and Social Care on the Isle of Man, support to a company providing hospital care in patients own homes and working with an innovation start up on COVID safety solutions for the UK and abroad; Jon has also been providing executive coaching and corporate facilitation to clients.