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30 November 2016

Epilepsy Society appoints new chief executive

Epilepsy Society is pleased to announce that we have appointed Clare Pelham as our new chief executive. Clare has previously been chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability for five years.

The appointment comes as we enter a new and exciting era of genetic research which the we hope will lead to improved diagnosis and personalised treatment of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Society's 125th anniversary

Vice chairman, Adrian Waddingham, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Clare to the Society. This is a very exciting time for us as we mark our 125th anniversary next year. We are looking forward to working with Clare to deliver expert care at Epilepsy Society, continuing our cutting edge research and to provide support to the half a million people living with epilepsy in the UK.'

Clare said: 'I am delighted to join Epilepsy Society just before its big birthday. This 125th year will be a defining moment in our history. These are hopeful times for all those affected by epilepsy. Thanks to amazing advances by our pioneering scientists, we can now glimpse a different future on the horizon.’

Cabinet Office

Before joining Leonard Cheshire Disability in 2010, Clare was the first chief executive of the Judicial Appointments Commission and held senior civil service positions at the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Department for Constitutional Affairs.

She has also worked in the private sector at IBM and was a member of the executive committee of Coca Cola GB and Ireland where, as director of active lifestyles, she was responsible for the company’s partnerships with the voluntary sector

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