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Our management team

Samantha Dixon, Chief Executive

Sam joined Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust as Chief Executive in May 2021. Prior to that Sam spent a number of years in leadership roles in the charity sector including 7.5 years as the CEO of Weston Park Cancer Charity and Regional Director for The Prince’s Trust. Sam started her career in fundraising in the 1990s and has worked for Barnardo’s and Age UK in commercial roles. Currently studying for a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management, Sam is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Institute of Directors. Sam lives in Yorkshire with her husband and two of her sons and can be found on a dancefloor or netball court in her free time.

Rebecca Shoosmith, Head of Information and Support Services (Deputy Chief Executive)

Rebecca Shoosmith

Chief Executive (Acting)

Since joining the charity in 2009, Rebecca has been responsible for growing and developing its support services exponentially. Her work includes identifying ways in which to better support women and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities and investing in volunteers to enable the charity to reach even more women than ever before. With a specialist focus in the cancer patient experience, she recently ran the largest ever survey to identify the needs of women affected by cervical cancer which as helped Jo’s to campaign for better patient outcomes. As Deputy Chief Executive Rebecca also has input in the charity’s strategic direction. 

Kate Sanger

Head of Policy and Communications

Kate joined Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust in December 2015 following five years in public health policy and communications at the Royal Society for Public Health and previous roles in PR. She leads the Policy and Communications team at the charity, working to reduce the impact of cervical cancer and get closer to making it a thing of the past. Kate is passionate about encouraging supporting conversations around cervical screening and working to tackle challenges to attendance. The team lead on the national awareness campaigns Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and Cervical Screening Awareness Week and so Kate is always trying to come up with new ways to increase awareness of cervical cancer prevention along with ensuring that those affected get the best possible support, treatment and care.

Dan Joyce

Head of Fundraising

Dan joined Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust at the end of 2017, he has worked in the charity sector for 8 years, in a variety of fundraising positions. Dan specialises in Events and Corporate fundraising with a particular passion for sporting events. The team are responsible for supporting our incredible fundraisers and build relationships with all our funders to ensure the charity can continue to provide the vital information and support to women and their families when they need it.

Julie Bradley

Head of Finance and Corporate Services

Julie joined Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in February 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. In 2018 she became Head of Finance and Corporate Services and has been responsible for growing her team.  Julie has over 31 years’ experience working in an administrative environment covering Finance, IT, HR and premises management. She started her accountancy career in 1999 working in the Tax Department of a Chartered Accountants in the West End of London where she worked for 14 years before joining Mencap in 2012 as part of the Business Development Team. Julie is always looking for ways to improve and streamline procedures within the charity.