The Rory Macmillan Remembrance Fund

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rory Macmillan – a highly committed and valued member of our Board of Trustees, who died suddenly on 25th May 2020.

Rory was a Managing Director with The Carlyle Group and the Director of External Affairs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and a leading figure in the industry. He held several  senior positions in the international government relations and communications sectors, most notably with Nike, L'Oréal Group, Cosmetics Europe, the European Toiletry & Cosmetic Industry Association and ISA, the International Food Industry Additives Association.

He was also an active member in numerous prominent business organisations, chairing the board of EPER, the European Private Equity Round Table, as well as being member of the board at Invest Europe, the European Private Equity Association. Rory was a graduate of University of Dublin, Trinity College where he earned his Masters Degree in Economics.

Jon Rosser, Chief Executive of World Child Cancer said:

"Rory was a passionate advocate for improving equality within healthcare, particularly for children with cancer. The board of trustees benefited greatly from his business insights, warmth, and enthusiasm for the cause. He was always concerned for people's welfare, and was a great support to me personally. He will be sorely missed." 

A memorial service to celebrate Rory's life will take place on 3rd July, and his family have kindly requested that any donations be made to Alzheimer Research Foundation or World Child Cancer. Our thoughts and condolences at this time go out to Rory’s husband, Koen and his family and friends.

Click here to donate to Rory's Memorial Fund