The Jo Cox Foundation team bids farewell to CEO Catherine Anderson

CEO Catherine Anderson is moving on from The Jo Cox Foundation to become the new Executive Director of The London Marathon Charitable Trust.


Rt.Hon. Jacqui Smith, Chair of the JCF Board, said Catherine had made a tremendous contribution to The Foundation’s work since joining in September 2018.

Jacqui Smith said:

“I want to say a huge thank-you to Catherine for her dedicated and enthusiastic leadership of the Jo Cox Foundation for more than two years. During that time JCF has expanded and been put on a sounder financial footing. Catherine has achieved a three-fold increase in staffing levels, with a greatly increased turnover to match, as part of our first ever multi-year strategic plan. The impact of the Foundation across an expanded range of programmes has grown every year thanks to the team Catherine has successfully built up. The Great Get Together, held annually to help build stronger, more united communities, has gone from strength to strength. And Catherine has put tremendous energy into our campaigns on the issues Jo cared deeply about – loneliness, tackling abuse and intimidation in public life, and a fairer world. We wish her every success in her new role with The London Marathon Charitable Trust.”

Applications for a new Chief Executive will be advertised in due course.