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PSPA welcomes a new Chair of Trustees – Rowena Ironside

UK charity PSPA is pleased to be welcoming a new Chair to lead its Board of Trustees.

Rowena Ironside will be joining the charity, who support people living with rare brain diseases called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), from 1 April 2021.

With an executive career in the information technology industry, developing software and leading tech services teams in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific, Rowena will bring a solid

understanding of organisational development, financial oversight, risk management and

diversity to the charity. She also has a wealth of non-executive experience, spanning the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the UK, including five years as the inaugural Chair

of Compassion in Dying.

Rowena is currently a non-executive Director and past Chair of Women on Boards UK, an

NED of the Digital Catapult and sits on the Steering Committee of The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Cambridge.

Paul Inness, PSPA Trustee, said on behalf of the PSPA Board: “We’re extremely excited to

be welcoming Rowena to PSPA. Her experience in the information technology industry as

well as her non-executive career will really help PSPA to broaden our reach and develop new relationships, ensuring we continue to develop and deliver much needed support to the PSP & CBD community. Trustees and staff members alike are looking forward to getting to

know Rowena and working together to produce a new strategy for the next five years.”

Rowena said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of PSPA as Chair. PSPA plays a hugely important role in the lives of everyone touched by PSP & CBD, both in the UK and more broadly through its connections to international organisations. I look forward to the opportunity to work with everyone involved and contribute to the next stage of the charity’s


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