Paula Chadwick

Power List 2016
CEO, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Paula Chadwick was appointed chief executive of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in 2012.  She joined the charity in 1995 as PA to its founder, Professor Ray Donnelly MBE and worked her way up through the ranks of the organisation to become HR Director and a member of the senior management team.

Over the past 26 years, she has seen the charity expand from its base in the North West to build a nationwide presence.

Her efforts have helped secure Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’s position as the only UK charity to focus solely on lung cancer, and with her colleagues, she is planning for its growth and development. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), with a Masters Degree in Personnel and Development.

What does Northern Power Women mean to you?

Not only a great networking opportunity, but a value source of information and advice.

What is your greatest achievement?

Heading up this amazing charity and the privilege of working with inspirational people every day, challenging the stigma associated with lung cancer.

Why is it important to champion role models in the North?

We have a huge amount of talent in the North that for too long has been ignored.