CANCER RESEARCH (UK)
SIKHS IN CHARITY
Harpal Singh studied chemical engineering at Cambridge and an MBA at Harvard, he worked in scientific research and management consultancy, before taking on a number of CEO roles in both the commercial and charity sectors. Harpal managed ‘Cancer Research Technology’ where he was responsible for discovering new cancer drugs. Today he is Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer research charity. He is responsible for a £500m annual budget and for driving the strategy that ensures survival rates improve for every type of cancer. He advises senior ministers on cancer and tobacco control and is a regular media spokesperson.