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Meet the team leading the fight for your right to breathe

Sarah Woolnough - Chief Executive

Sarah is CEO of Asthma + Lung UK, leading the fight to improve care and support for everyone with a lung condition. She oversees all aspects of the organisation. Sarah is Co-Chair of the NHS England National Respiratory Board, which directs NHS England’s efforts to improve outcomes for those with lung disease. She also sits on the Board of the Accelerating Access Collaborative, a key government initiative aimed at encouraging swifter adoption of new technologies and treatments to tackle ill health. Sarah has a background in policy and communications, having spent many years as Executive Director of Policy, Information and Communications at Cancer Research UK, has worked in the civil service, Parliament and at membership organisation, the Sport and Recreation Alliance. Sarah is a Trustee of mental health research charity MQ, a member of the Richmond Group of health charities and a previous trustee of ASH, the Association of Medical Research Charities, the National Cancer Research Institute and Bliss, the special care baby charity.

Sarah is passionate about improving outcomes for all those with a lung condition and reversing the historic lack of investment in lung research. Sarah has led several successful public health campaigns and is a vocal campaigner for clean air.

Sarah has 4 young children who keep her busy outside of work. If there is a spare moment, she enjoys swimming and visiting friends and family, particularly in mid-Wales.

Follow her on twitter: @swoolnough

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