Our Presidents and Vice-Presidents

We are grateful for the support of our President, Jimmy Mulville as well as our Vice-Presidents, many of whom are former patients who so generously give their time supporting our work and raising awareness about head and neck cancer.

Jimmy Mulville - President

Jimmy is an award winning comedian, writer, producer and presenter. In 1986 he co-founded Hat Trick Productions, and has since gone on to produce leading series' such as "Father Ted", "Outnumbered", "Drop Dead Gorgeous", "Fonejacker", "The Kumars at No 42", "Drop The Dead Donkey", "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", "Room 101", "Bodies", "Worst Week of My Life" and of course, "Have I Got News For You".

Jimmy has received a number of accolades during his career, including a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to Television and an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool.

In 2002 Jimmy was treated for oropharyngeal cancer and has since made a full recovery.

Jimmy Mulville

Nigella Lawson - Vice President

Nigella is a successful journalist and broadcaster. Born in 1960, she read Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford. Following her graduation, she went on to become Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times and then pursued a successful freelance career, writing for a range of magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer, Times Magazine and in America for Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.

In 1992, she married the journalist and broadcaster John Diamond. John was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997 and died in 2001. Following his death, Nigella voiced her support for the Oracle Cancer Trust and she is currently Vice President of the Charity.

Jenny Pitman OBE - Vice President

Jenny Pitman OBE survived thyroid cancer and has been a supporter of Oracle Cancer Trust and The Royal Marsden Hospital since her operation in 1998.  Jenny is an author and former British racehorse trainer. She became the first woman to train a Grand National winner, when Corbiere won the race in 1983. She went on to win a second Grand National with Royal Athlete in 1995 and also trained two Cheltenham Gold Cup winners with Burrough Hill Lad in 1984 and with Garrison Savanah in 1991. Following her retirement from horse training in 1998 she became a writer of novels, principally with a racing theme.

Jenny Pitman (1)