Lauren Pretorius is the CEO and co-founder of Campaigning for Cancer NPC, an advocacy patient group formed in 2008 to lobby for the promotion and protection of patients’ rights with regards to policy, healthcare costs and healthcare delivery.
Pretorius has worked in the cancer civil society since 2005. She was the chief operating officer of Breast Health Foundation, a co-founder of Bosom Buddies and a consultant to the Prostrate Cancer Foundation of South Africa and various other cancer charities. Pretorius managed the pilot LIVESTRONG/American Cancer Society’s SEI Survivor Forum in South Africa and has represented South Africa as a Global Cancer Ambassador for the UN’s Resolution for Non Communicable Diseases. She chaired the Civil Society Commission at the National Department of Health’s NCD Summit and was a member of National Cancer Registry implementation team as well as a founding member of the executive committee of the Cancer Alliance.
As a specialist consultant, she assisted a number of non-profit organisations to apply business principles and marketing strategies to ensure their greater success and sustainability. From 2000 to 2003 she was contracted to the Nelson Mandela’s Children Fund on brand governance and fundraising partner. She was privileged to work with Nelson Mandela Foundation on the launch of their 46664 brand.