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SIR NICK YOUNG’s distinguished career began as a corporate lawyer with one of the ‘Magic Circle’ law firms. After moving to East Anglia, he discovered his vocation as a charity worker, first with Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire, before becoming Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, and then Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, stepping down in 2014 after thirteen years.
He was knighted for services to cancer care in 2000, and received The Queen’s Badge of Honour in 2013. He was presented with the charity sector’s award for Outstanding Leadership in 2011, the Star of Italy in 2015, and an Honorary Doctorate at Birmingham University (2022). In retirement, he remains a charity trustee, adviser and consultant.
He is the author of Escaping With His Life (Pen & Sword, 2019), the story of his Father’s remarkable wartime experiences
Nick and his wife, Helen, live in Suffolk and have three sons.