Cathy Gilman

Cathy joined Starlight in September 2017 having been CEO of blood cancer research charity Bloodwise for 10 years and a Director of Willow Foundation. She joined the charity sector as a volunteer in 1999 following the death of her 8-year-old cousin from leukaemia and has a passion to do all that she can to help improve the lives of families affected by serious illness. Before that she had a successful career as a fashion buyer and having been brought up in Derbyshire, wildlife and nature remain her strongest passions particularly the conservation of British wildlife.