CEO and parent of a survivor
Laura joined the Board of Childhood Cancer Ireland in 2014, after her daughter Isobel was diagnosed with cancer at only 21 months old. Laura played a committed role on the Board of Directors for almost seven years, before becoming the first CEO of the charity in late 2022.
Having experienced a child’s diagnosis, treatment and the long-term effects first hand, Laura is passionate about supporting families and survivors at all stages and to establishing and delivering programmes that will ensure the long-term wellbeing of families and survivors. She believes that increased public awareness of childhood cancer will ultimately lead to more funding and research, early diagnosis, improved survival rates and fewer side effects from treatment. Laura has a background in financial services.
Fionnuala has a background in communications and fundraising in the not-for-profit sector, having worked for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (now Vision Ireland) for over 12 years. She brings her experience of communications, fundraising and advocacy campaigns to the charity.