Experience and leadership
We catch up with Richard Turnor, the Trust’s longest-serving Non-Executive Director
Richard Turnor, Non-Executive Director
As the longest serving Non-Executive Director at the Trust, Richard Turnor has seen some impressive advances in the care and treatment of patients.
“It's been amazing to see everything that the Trust has achieved with its academic partner, The Institute of Cancer Research,” says Richard, who was appointed in 2009, having previously been a Trustee for The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign (predecessor of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity).
“There have also been great improvements across both hospital sites, with new buildings such as the Oak Centre for Children and Young People and the Centre for Molecular Pathology in Sutton and facilities such as the Reuben Foundation Imaging Centre in Chelsea,” he adds. “Much of this is down to the efforts and dedication of the Charity’s fundraising team.”
As non-executive directors, we can use our experience to help the leadership team think through all aspects of the many complex issues that affect a business like this
Richard, a lawyer and partner at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, believes that the Trust is now working more closely than ever with other organisations to beat cancer, particularly through its service and research partnerships. This progress is against a consistent backdrop of the Trust’s determination to improve, its dedicated workforce and its friendly and collaborative atmosphere.
“The Trust is run by an exceptional executive team,” says Richard. “As non-executive directors, we can use our experience to help the leadership team think through all aspects of the many complex issues that affect a business like this.
“They are the experts, but I hope I’ve been able to help The Royal Marsden continue to make dramatic inroads in successfully treating patients and leading the world in cancer research and care.”
Chairman R. Ian Molson says: “Richard has been a huge help over the years to both the Trust’s Board of Directors and the charity’s Board of Trustees, and I would like to thank him on their behalf.”