Calling Future Board Members

 Today, City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) launches a new call for applications to join its Board of Directors.

C/Can Board Chair, Professor Sanchia Aranda highlights the importance of candidates’ leadership to support C/Can’s commitments to cities and people:

“In today’s challenging environment, the Board is reinforcing C/Can’s purpose to support cities to deliver sustainable solutions to cancer. At this critical time in C/Can’s growth, we want to bring together thought leaders who have the experience and innovation mindset to question the status quo and drive new ways of working so that we meet the expectations of all our stakeholders.”

Innovate, lead, transform

The C/Can Board of Directors is the Foundation’s governing body, with extensive authority over decision-making and administration. Board members are required to comply with the Foundation’s Statutes, Constructive Engagement Framework, and the principles of good governance and are expected to represent the organisation to the global health community to support meeting its strategic objectives.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for a more comprehensive description of the roles and responsibilities of a board member.

Who should apply?

C/Can is inviting anybody interested to submit their online expression of interest before 17 May 2021 to be considered for a position on C/Can’s Board of Directors.

 Please consult C/Can’s Board Skills Matrix for an outline of the competencies required by potential candidates.

These are the 10 areas aligned with C/Can’s strategic direction that support a high-performance global organisation:

  •     Digital strategy and innovation
  •     Health financing
  •     Global perspective
  •     Cancer care
  •     Corporate governance
  •     Strategy
  •     Financial management
  •     Risk and compliance
  •     Government affairs
  •     Health systems performance

As well as experience in these areas, Professor Sanchia Aranda said nominations are open to people with a passion for improving access to quality cancer care:

“C/Can is an agile and dynamic organisation that works collaboratively with a network of highly motivated partners in cities, a unique approach that requires innovative ideas and leadership qualities on the part of board members.”

For more information about applying to join C/Can’s Board of Directors click here or contact us at with any questions or queries. 


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