Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK Appoints New CEO

23 April 2021

SMA UK is pleased to announce that Angela Smith-Morgan will be joining the charity as CEO from 
26th April. Angela brings with her a wealth of experience having been CEO of Leukaemia UK, where she spearheaded their efforts to support innovative research and the care of families affected by blood cancers. Angela has had a range of roles in the business sector and is a volunteer Enterprise Adviser for Willow Dene School, and Trustee of Number Champions charity. In her spare time, Angela enjoys growing vegetables and improving her baking skills.

Angela says, “I am delighted and excited to be joining SMA UK and am particularly looking forward to getting to know the diverse SMA Community and hearing your views. I’m also excited to be working with a great team, who have been working alongside the SMA Community for over 35 years. Together we will continue to build a wide range of support services while advocating for access to the best care, support and drug treatments for all of those affected by SMA.”

Mark Dearlove, Chair of Trustees says, “On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Angela as she joins as our new CEO. It’s great to have her on board with her fantastic experience of leading a charity which has advocacy, support and building relationships at its core. I look forward to our working closely together to make sure SMA UK continues to go from strength to strength to serve the SMA Community in the coming months and years.”