CEO, Maggie's Centres
Laura Lee was born in Scotland and trained as an oncology nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. She worked as a clinical nurse specialist at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, where she gave chemotherapy to Maggie Keswick Jencks when her breast cancer was re-diagnosed. Laura shared Maggie’s vision of a cancer support centre housed in a non-clinical and uplifting environment where anybody affected by cancer, either personally or through a member of their family or a friend, could visit the Centre to access free of charge practical information, psychological and emotional support to help them build a life beyond a cancer diagnosis. By the time Maggie died in July 1995, all the necessary groundwork had been done to ensure the first Centre could become a reality and Laura took on responsibility for making Maggie’s vision a reality. To date there are now 18 centres with plans for future centres both in the UK and overseas. In 2014 Laura was appointed as a Member of the British Architectural Trust Board.
Academic, Economist, Author, Sirius XM and Chief Europe Correspondent & Former Economics Editor, ITV News
Professor of IT Ethics
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government
CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army
Founder, The King of Shaves Company Ltd