BHF's Simon Gillespie rated best charity chief executive

Gillespie is ranked 44th overall in all sectors on the Employees' Choice Top CEOs 2019 list, published today on the recruitment website Glassdoor

Simon Gillespie
Simon Gillespie

Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, has been named as the best charity chief executive on a website that allows staff to rate their places of work.

Gillespie ranked 44th overall in the UK with a 91 per cent approval rating on the recruitment website Glassdoor, which released its Employees' Choice Top CEOs 2019 list today.

His position is based on ratings from 63 former and current staff and volunteers in the year to May.

No other charity leader made the top 50.

The award is the second accolade this month for Gillespie, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to patients and medical research.

Gillespie, who joined the BHF in 2013, said: "I am delighted and very flattered that our amazing staff and volunteers have rated me so highly.

"The success of any organisation depends on its people being happy and confident about where they work, and I hope this rating reflects this about the BHF."

Glassdoor invites staff to submit online reviews of their organisations, which include whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the jobs their chief executives are doing.

Of about 900,000 companies reviewed, the average chief executive approval rating is 69 per cent.

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