Charmaine Griffiths, CEO, British Heart Foundation

Dr Charmaine Griffiths became the Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation in February 2020.

Since her PhD in Neuroscience and early career as a scientist, Charmaine has been passionate about the power of research and innovation to save and improve lives.

Previously she held leadership roles for research organisations and programmes including the Institute of Cancer Research, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the London Cancer Hub and Brain Research UK.

She was also part of the BHF from 2003 to 2015, ultimately as Executive Director, Strategy & Performance. Charmaine led the development of our previous organisational strategy, winning the Best Strategic Transformation category at the Chief Strategy Officer Awards 2014.

She is currently Chair of the Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum and the Cranfield Trust, a Board Member of the European Heart Network, and a Non-Executive at the Human Tissue Authority.