A Leuka blood cancer researcher looks at a sample in a test tube
Our Governance Structure

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


From 1st April 2014 Leuka became a charitable incorporated organization (CIO) registered with the UK Charity Commission under number 1154856. The registered address for Leuka is 52 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NH. 

All the activities of the original unincorporated charity also known as Leuka (registered charity number 286231) were bought under the auspices of the new CIO above (registered charity number 1154856.) 

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 Leuka aims 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. Learn more about our Trustees and Patrons.

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.