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Chief Executive Samantha Dixon announces her departure

Mon, 30/10/2023 - 13:00

Having delivered incredible work during her tenure as CEO, Samantha Dixon has left Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust this month. 

Sam has steered Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust through the latter half of the Covid-19 pandemic and on to many major achievements for the charity and, most importantly, the women and other people with a cervix that we support. This includes our biggest campaign ever for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week earlier this year, successfully advocating for the routine use of Avastin in NHS Wales and pembrolizumab for advanced cervical cancer patients in England and Scotland, and leading the development of a roadmap to see HPV-related cancers made a thing of the past as co-Chair of the HPV Coalition. Sam has also brought together the charity’s five year strategy which will help bring Jo’s closer to our vision of a day where cervical cancer is no more. 

Sam will continue her work in advocating for women’s health equity following a well deserved break spent with her husband and two sons at home in Yorkshire. The whole Jo’s team and Board wish her the very best in her future successes.  



Sharon James, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, said: 

“Sam has been an exceptional leader for Jo’s as well as a passionate advocate for the women, families and friends we support who have been affected by cervical cancer. She has steered the Jo’s team to reach new ambitions as well as played a pivotal role in giving a voice to those we support. On behalf of everyone at Jo’s, I thank her for the dedication and passion she brought to her leadership and wish her the very best. We all look forward to continuing the legacy of her impactful work.” 


Samantha Dixon, CEO of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, said: 

"It has been my absolute privilege to lead Jo’s and I feel extremely proud of all that we have achieved as a team of talented colleagues, passionate volunteers and enthusiastic stakeholders. Hearing how Jo’s has supported so many people has been the greatest honour of all, particularly during what is an incredibly tough time for small charities as we face so many uncertainties and challenges. It is with a heavy heart that I step away to focus on my own health and wellbeing but I know there are many more exciting opportunities for Jo’s in the future.” 


The Board is now actively recruiting for an Interim CEO and will provide an update soon.