Macular Society names new CEO

Ed Holloway will succeed Cathy Yelf, who retires at the start of July

Ed Holloway wears a suit and smiles warmly
Macular Society

Macular Society has named its new chief executive officer, who will join the organisation in July.

Ed Holloway will succeed Cathy Yelf, who has led the charity since 2015 and will retire at the start of July.

Holloway’s career has spanned two decades in health and wellbeing charities. His experience includes serving as chief executive of the Bank Workers Society for two years, and previously working for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for 14 years.

He commented: “The Macular Society is an inspiring organisation serving a vital cause, and I look forward to using my experience in the sector to lead the organisation as it continues its essential work.”

Recognising the need for advancements in macular disease treatment, Holloway shared that with nearly 1.5 million people affected in the UK, “we urgently need to see more progress in research and for macular disease to be given the priority it deserves.”

“The organisation is clearly in a really strong position and I hope I can build on its successes and help to make progress towards beating macular disease,” he added.

Commenting on the appointment, outgoing CEO, Yelf, said: “I am delighted Ed is joining the society and I know it will continue to thrive and flourish under his leadership.”