Chief Executive Owen Sharp is leaving Prostate Cancer UK after four and a half years at the helm.

23 Jul 2015

He will take up a new role at the Movember Foundation in October as Global Prostate and Testicular Cancer Lead, and will remain in position until then.

Sharp said “I am incredibly sad to be leaving Prostate Cancer UK. It has been an absolute privilege to be Chief Executive here and I am so proud of all that we have achieved.

I am moving to a exciting new role at Movember, and am really happy that I will be continuing to help make a significant contribution to improving men’s health. I know that Prostate Cancer UK is perfectly placed to carry on pushing forward to achieve our objectives, and we have a great leadership team who can work through the transition to a new Chief Executive without missing a beat.”

Prostate Cancer UK Chairman William Russell said “Owen has provided inspirational leadership, and the board is grateful for his outstanding contribution. Over the last few years since Owen joined us, not only have we experienced strong income growth, and substantially improved awareness of the disease, we have also made life better for men with prostate cancer. In addition, we have made material progress in developing breakthrough research to beat this disease once and for all.”

Recruitment for a new Chief Executive is under way.