Sir Harpal Kumar

Sir Harpal Kumar is Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, appointed in 2007 following three years as Chief Operating Officer and five years as Chief Executive of Cancer Research Technology Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cancer Research UK.

Harpal is also Chairman of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow, a Trustee of the Institute for Cancer Research in London, and serves on the boards of the National Cancer Research Institute and the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. He co-chairs the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative and is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board for the Cancer Reform Strategy in England.

He was knighted in the 2016 New Years Honours List.