Lindsay Easton

CEO (Incoming)

Headshot photo of Lindsay Easton, CEO of Bowel Research UK

Lindsay Easton is incoming Chief Executive of Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the charity.

Lindsay joined Bowel Research UK on 1st May 2024.  Her experience spans more than 25 years in the charity sector, including six-years as CEO for Brain Research UK.

Her previous senior fundraising and marketing roles included posts at Action for Children, Amnesty International Australia, British Heart Foundation, Young Lives vs Cancer and Diabetes UK.

Lynn Dunne


Lynn Dunne is Chief Executive of Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the charity.

Lynn is a senior nurse by profession with an additional MA in Law & Medical Ethics. Her career in the NHS and voluntary sector spans over 40 years. She has held senior roles with several of the UK’s health charities including The Patients Association and Macmillan Cancer Support. She was Executive Director at Cornwall Hospice Care until her retirement in 2020 and was responsible for driving transformation and growth through the development of a clinical governance performance dashboard and educational services for all staff.

Lynn’s most recent experience has been that of a patient. In September 2020 she found herself on the bowel cancer pathway as a result of the national screening programme. Major surgery, a temporary ileostomy and chemotherapy followed and thankfully a year later she has received the all clear.  The surgeons and the colorectal cancer team who cared for Lynn were fantastic under the most testing of times for the NHS and are her motivation for taking this post as a thank you to them and the wider colorectal community.

Glen Saffery

Trusts & Impacts Manager

Glen works in the fundraising team and is responsible for coordinating income generation activities including our relationships with Trusts and Foundations.

Daniel Magson

Director of Engagement, Marketing and Income Generation

Daniel Magson is the Director of Engagement, Marketing and Income Generation for Bowel Research UK. He is responsible for the Fundraising and Communications of the charity.

Daniel joined the charity having worked 5 years in fundraising and communications for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. Whilst at the Federation Daniel led global fundraising and communications campaigns in countries around the world and helped train staff and volunteer to run sustainable programmes.

Daniel also serves as the Chair of the charity Talk ED, where he has also led campaigns and PR. His recent campaign has helped change the global rules for advertising on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, so that advertisers can no longer target people effected by eating disorders.

Sam Alexandra Rose

Patient and Public Involvement Manager

Sam Alexandra Rose is the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Manager for Bowel Research UK. Before joining in January 2023, Sam provided online marketing support to Bowel Research UK while working at digital agency SilverDisc, which continues to support the charity.

Sam is a three-time cancer survivor with constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD), a rare genetic condition related to Lynch syndrome that increases cancer risk. She is currently undertaking her PhD, exploring her cancer experiences through creative writing. She therefore brings her patient perspective, academic practice, and over ten years of digital marketing experience to her role. Read more about her bowel cancer experience in her Getting To Know interview.

Emma Murphy

Head of Income Generation

Emma Murphy is the Head of Income Generation for Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for all income streams including legacies.

She has over ten years commercial and third sector experience in marketing and fundraising and has delivered successful fundraising campaigns for Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice, Oxfam, British Red Cross and Merlin amongst others.

Emma has a strong personal connection to the cause having supported her husband who lives with Crohn’s disease and is a bowel cancer survivor.

Georgia Sturt

Research and Grants Manager

Georgia Sturt worked in the commercial cancer treatment space for five years prior to joining Bowel Research UK as Research & Grants Manager. She is responsible for the coordination of grant reviews and funding approvals, connecting with researchers, and communicating the results of their work to the charity’s supporters and the wider public.

Nicole Naylor

Business Support Manager



Nicole is Business Support Manager at Bowel Research UK.  She undertakes a variety of activities to ensure the charity meets the needs of our fundraisers and researchers.

Nicole has worked in the healthcare sector for over 25 years, working previously at the Royal College of Physicians London and the Patient Information Forum.

The thread running throughout Nicole’s career is her desire to ensure patients receive the best possible outcomes.

Beth Valentine

Challenge Events and Community Fundraising Officer



Beth is Challenge Events and Community Fundraising Officer at Bowel Research UK. She is responsible for all income raised from supporters taking part in iconic challenge events including the London Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon and London to Paris Cycle, as well as activities such as cake sales.

Beth has over 10 years experience in challenge and community, having supported fundraisers at charities such as Bowel Cancer UK, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice and the National Autistic Society.


Henry Walter

Income Generation and Engagement Officer


Henry is the Income Generation and Engagement Officer at Bowel Research UK. He is responsible for generating income for the charity and processing it, whilst delivering a high-quality supporter experience for our donors. Alongside these primary duties, he also assists in marketing and administration across all the different fundraising groups.

Henry has over eight years of experience in the charity fundraising sector, having previously worked with the British Red Cross in their Supporter Services Team.



Rachel Gonzaga

Communications Consultant

Rachel is a healthcare communications and patient advocacy consultant
whose experience spans senior agency roles, pharma in-house and
health charity communications.

Rachel runs the Press Office and provides business development and strategic insight for the Bowel Research UK Communications.

Her experience includes running disease awareness campaigns,
strategic brand and data communications, corporate reputation
building, crisis communications, media training, internal engagement
and patient advocacy.