After graduating from Sidney Sussex College Cambridge with a degree in Law and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Jamie served for seven years in the Coldstream Guards. In 2001 in left the Army and joined Berry, Palmer and Lyle (BPL), rx a specialist trade credit and political risk insurance broker. He left BPL in 2007 having been a director for two years and joined the Intrepid Financial Group.
Intrepid is a Canadian private equity group specialising in incubating junior companies predominately in the resource sector. Jamie initially worked as a fund manager before becoming Director of Investments. During his time at Intrepid Jamie also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of listed companies as well as a number of non-executive directorships.
Jamie’s father, Sir Paul Newall, was diagnosed with cancer in July 2014 and died in July 2015. Jamie was lucky enough to be able to take a three month sabbatical from his work to help care for his father during his palliative treatment. It was his experiences during this time that led him to apply for the position of voluntary Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Cancer Trust. He was appointed CEO in October 2016 on the retirement of Anthony Sykes.
After spending several years working with Oracle as a volunteer on events and fundraising, I am privileged to be looking after the day to day running of Oracle. My husband has previously been treated for a laryngeal cancer by the clinical team that support Oracle.
I have been working in the not for profit sector for several years, prior to that I worked in the City in senior marketing roles for companies including MasterCard, NCR and BUPA. In my spare time I enjoy horseriding, horseracing and playing golf.
Head of Fundraising
We are delighted to welcome our new fundraiser, Emma Colliver who has joined us from CRUK. Emma has joined expand our fundraising effort to corporates, trusts and foundations so we can continue to extend our early stage, pioneering research work into head and neck cancer.
Says Emma, “After working in the charity sphere since graduating from Cambridge University in 2013, I feel privileged to have been appointed to manage Oracle’s fundraising activity. My mother was twice diagnosed with thyroid cancer and my father sadly passed away from cancer when I was just four years old. With my background in science, this means that cancer research is a cause particularly close to my heart and I am excited to support Oracle as it funds some of the most cutting-edge research projects in the head and neck cancer sphere. In my spare time, I enjoy playing netball and tennis, eating Italian food and exploring all that London has to offer!”
I manage the administration of Oracle part-time and am also Vice-Chair of Friends of The Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea which involves managing and working alongside volunteers, and fundraising for projects that directly benefit patients and staff at the hospital. I enjoy travelling and am currently learning Spanish.