Leuka is committed to excellence, transparency and accountability in all areas of its work.


Leuka, which was previously an unincorporated trust registered as a charity with the Charity Commission registered number 286231, has incorporated as a charitable incorporated organisation or CIO. This is a relatively new legal form of charity.

The CIO is also registered with the Charity Commission with the same name, Leuka, and with registered number 1154856. The registered address for Leuka is 52 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NH.

With effect from the 1st April 2014 all our activities will be carried out through Leuka, registered charity no. 1154856.

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The object of Leuka is to relieve sickness and preserve and protect health in particular by:

  • Promoting research into leukaemia and/or related disorders; and
  • Providing support directly or indirectly to people affected by leukaemia and/or related disorders including the maintenance of specialist treatment units.
Public benefit

The trustees continue to give due regard to the public benefit provided by the charity in relation to its charitable purpose as set out by the objectives above and have given due consideration to the relevant guidance issued by the Charity Commission. The trustees will continue to ensure that the activities that promote the charitable objects above will be applied to provide public benefit.


The trustees exercise executive responsibility for the governance of the charity and, through the chairman, supervise the management of the charity by the Chief Executive and the senior management team. The Chairman and Chief Executive also task the Board with decision-making on strategic management issues as appropriate.

Chris Corbin OBE – Chairman
Oliver Spark – Treasurer
David J Lewis – BSc, FRICS
Professor Edward Gordon-Smith – FRCPath, FRCP, FRCP(E), FMedSci
John Macey – MSc, BA (Hons), MCIPD
David Linch – FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci

Risk and internal control

The trustees have overall responsibility for ensuring that the charity has an appropriate system of controls, financial and otherwise. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charity and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

Related parties

An internal conflict of interest register is in place which is based on declaration of interests submissions completed by all trustees and senior management. Trustee meeting policy is that, where trustees have an interest in the matter under discussion, they will absent themselves from these discussions and decisions.

Reserves Policy

The trustees ensure that sufficient reserves are maintained by the charity to meet all agreed commitments and also to anticipate future expenditure that has not yet been formally agreed.