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Deborah Alsina - Portrait photo

Independent Age to get new CEO

Bowel Cancer UK’s CEO Deborah Alsina is leaving to lead the older person’s charity Independent Age.

Deborah joined Bowel Cancer UK in 2008, becoming chief executive a year later, and led the organisation through a merger with Beating Bowel Cancer, which was completed last year. She was named Charity Chief Executive of the Year at the Third Sector Awards in 2017 and was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to bowel cancer patients.

Deborah, who lost her father to bowel cancer in 2007, said working for Bowel Cancer UK had been "the greatest privilege of my professional life to date".

Deborah said she had a "strong commitment to tackling ageism within our society and to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live a happy, independent and fulfilling older life". Justine Frain, chair of Independent Age, said Alsina had a keen understanding of the issues affecting older people and would be a "passionate advocate" for the charity.

Source: Independent Age