Delyth is Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now, formed from the merger of Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now in Spring 2019 to create the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity. Delyth spent 10 years at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, as the charity’s first Chief Executive, from 1996, before which she worked at Shelter, Workplace Nurseries Campaign and Asthma UK.
After becoming a life peer she was appointed to Government in 2007, when she served as Children’s Minister for the Department of Children Schools and Families, Minister for Intellectual Property and Quality at the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills and Government spokesperson for the Department of Work and Pensions in the House of Lords.
In 2011, Delyth returned to the field of breast cancer at the helm of Breast Cancer Campaign before going on to become Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now when the charity first merged with Breakthrough Breast Cancer back in spring 2015.
Delyth currently sits in the House of Lords as an independent peer. She is a Fellow of University College London and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Cancer Research and Cardiff University. She is also Patron of Pancreatic Cancer UK and The Sheila McKechnie Foundation, and Honorary President of Cancer 52. In June 2015, she was appointed Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).