CEO Programme

Supporting a community of leaders, strengthening leadership capacities across the UICC membership

Serving as the leader or CEO in organisations of all sizes and from all sectors can be a difficult and lonely job. Cancer organisations are no different. Whether a CEO of a national cancer society, Medical Director of a cancer unit, Head of a patient support group, or Secretary General of a professional association, leaders from across the UICC membership face challenges unique to their role.


Over 350 CEOs and senior leaders have participated in the programme since 2016


Seven dedicated sessions and workshops held at UICC global convening events


42 CEOs supported to attend UICC global convening events through travel grants

Upcoming activities

The UICC CEO Programme is supported by MSD

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Benefiting from Knowledge Partnership with:

McKinsey & Company


CEO relevant articles
Cary Adams, CEO of UICC and Bjorn Albrecht, Mckinsey’s Partner and Head of the McKinsey Cancer Center, shaking hands at the 11th Annual McKinsey Cancer Congress Series Symposium at ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. McKinsey & Company (McKinsey) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in support of UICC’s flagship leadership development initiative, the CEO Programme.
4 June 2019

UICC and McKinsey agree to collaborate on capacity building of cancer organisations

4 June 2019 | The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with McKinsey & Company (McKinsey) to foster future collaboration and strengthen leadership capacities of cancer organisations.

26 April 2018

Always looking for a bigger impact: my career journey in cancer care

On her final year in office at UICC, Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia and President of UICC, recalls her 30-year career's beginnings and her development as a cancer professional and CEO, and shares a few lessons along the way.

Last update: 
Wednesday 25 March 2020