Owen Sharp joined Prostate Cancer UK as Chief Executive in 2011,
leading the organisation with an ambitious and energetic new
approach to tackling the disease.
In this time, Owen has overseen a bold new identity and the
charity's first major mass-communications campaign; spearheaded a
merger with Prostate Action, and taken the charity's partnership
with Movember to new heights – investing in critical services and
research programmes across the UK.
Under his watch, the charity has rapidly established a
reputation for the bold and innovative. Recent coups such as
partnerships with the Football League and Millwall FC have seen the
charity break new ground in reaching the men who need to know about
this disease on their own terms.
Sharp, who began his career as a rookie nurse in the tough
training ground of Glasgow's emergency wards, has a strong
commitment to improving men's health.
Before joining Prostate Cancer UK, Sharp worked in senior
management in the NHS and as Deputy Chief Executive, including a
stint as CEO, at Victim Support.
In his spare time, Owen is a committed follower of US sport and
admits to a healthy obsession with his favourite baseball team, the
Tampa Bay Rays.