Management Team

Chris Farrell, Chief Executive

Chris joined Cavendish Cancer Care as Chief Executive in September 2014 after over a decade working in the charity sector. Having previously headed up some of the most successful fundraising programmes in the UK, what excites him most about joining the Cavendish team is seeing the difference people can make when they come together to support the communities they live and work in. With three young sons, Chris spends his spare time marvelling at the wonders of parenthood and at how much time he once had for hobbies and recreation.


Jason Briggs, Director of Fundraising

Jason joined Cavendish as Director of Fundraising at the start of 2018, leaving behind a role in fundraising consulting. His previous experience consists of fundraising intelligence roles, as well managing a social enterprise. He is also a Trustee of a number of charities. In 2016 he led a team at The University of Sheffield to win an Insight in Fundraising Award, and in 2017 was personally awarded the CASE Europe Iain More Award for ‘emerging development professional’. Jason was attracted to Cavendish by its emphasis on inner well being during a cancer diagnosis. In 2013 he lost his father to cancer who lived in an area of France where there was no professional emotional or psychological support. Having seen the difference such services can make, Jason is dedicated to seeing Cavendish thrive so anyone can access such beneficial services.


Ann Hetherington, Head of Services

Ann joined Cavendish Cancer Care as an Assessor in 2004, attracted by the Centre’s holistic ethos. She was then appointed to the post of Head of Services in February 2017. Ann qualified as a registered General Nurse in 1984 and specialised in community nursing prior to moving to the area of oncology working at Western Park Hospital for several years and latterly as a Research Sister in the Academic Unit of Oncology at Sheffield. When not at work Ann enjoys playing the clarinet and running, having completed 4 half marathons to help raise funds for the centre.