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Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust appoints new Chief Executive

Thu, 16/11/2023 - 00:00

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s leading cervical cancer charity, is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Hunt as Chief Executive. Martin joined Jo’s a in November 2023, replacing Samantha Dixon who stepped down in October. Martin brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked across health, social care, and the charitable sector, over the last 38 years. Having initially trained as a nurse in the NHS he later retrained as a Psychotherapist with a particular interest in health psychology. Following clinical leadership roles, he managed mental health and primary care services in the NHS before moving to the charitable sector. 

Martin has worked with dozens of charities to help them succeed and this will be his fifth appointment as a Chief Executive. He brings with him significant experience of working collaboratively across sectors in order to maximise reach and impact. Having recently had a close family member affected by cervical cancer he also has personal passion to help Jo’s achieve our mission of eliminating the disease. 


Sharon James, Chair of Trustees at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust:

"We are thrilled to have Martin join Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust as this is a critical time for us as we’re about to embark on our new strategy. We have no doubt that Martin’s enthusiasm, expertise, and leadership skills will help us build to become even stronger than before and drive us forward to achieving our goal of making cervical cancer a thing of the past. The Trustees are all very much looking forward to working with Martin and to see Jo’s go from strength to strength.”

Martin Hunt, Chief Executive :  

“I am excited to be joining such an incredible team of staff and volunteers who are working tirelessly provide information and support those with cell changes or cervical cancer, and to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. Having had a close member of my family touched by this disease I know how important it is to raise awareness, promote screening and encourage young people to get vaccinated against HPV. It’s really fantastic that I join Jo’s Trust at this opportune time - the beginning of its 25-year anniversary and as the NHS commits to eliminating the disease by 2040. I’m honoured to be a part of Jo Maxwell’s legacy as we continue to work with partners in the NHS, voluntary sector and the health industries to make cervical cancer a thing of the past.”