The Christie

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The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 60,000 patients a year and the first UK centre to be accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

Based in Manchester, The Christie serves a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire and more than a quarter of patients are referred from elsewhere in the UK.

The Christie is also one of Europe’s leading cancer centres and an international leader in cancer research. They are a performance-driven and high-achieving organisation, with the patient at the heart of everything they do and their strategy describes their ambition to be one of the leading integrated cancer centres in the world.

The Christie commissioned Inclusive Boards to support the search and selection of two new Non-Executive Directors. In particular they were looking for skills in driving positive organisational culture alongside a chartered accountant.

After a competitive process where we received over 100 applications, The Christie shortlisted 7 candidates for final interview. We worked closely with the Christie to ensure candidate care since there were a number of delays to the process as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Christie successfully placed 2 candidates: Alveena Malik and Grenville Page.

Alveena has a background in public policy and served previously as Head of Communities and Integration Policy for the Commission for Racial Equality. She is currently co-founder and director of One Million Mentors, which is a pioneering approach using the advantages of technology in order to transform the process of mentoring for all.

Grenville is a CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) qualified accountant and has held Finance Director positions in health, a social enterprise and a local authority owned care organisation.