Kathy Oliver is Chair and a founding Co-Director of the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA), a global network established in 2005 as a dynamic worldwide community for brain tumour patient organisations and others involved in neuro-oncology (see https://theibta.org/kathy-oliver/ and www.theibta.org). Kathy campaigns for equitable access to therapies; encourages the establishment of brain tumour patient/caregiver support groups in countries where they don’t yet exist; and raises awareness of the challenges of this devastating disease. She is involved in a broad spectrum of high-level, multi-stakeholder initiatives on patient reported outcomes; rare cancers; quality of life; cancer patient rights-based advocacy; brain tumour treatment guidelines; regulatory matters and palliative care. She is the current Co-Chair of the European Cancer Organisation’s Patient Advisory Committee and on the Steering Committee of EURACAN, the European Reference Network for Rare Adult Solid Tumours. Kathy has authored/co-authored a wide range of journal papers, book chapters and magazine articles.