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Dr Charmaine Griffiths will be the new Chief Executive of the BHF from February 2020.

The BHF have announced that Dr Charmaine Griffiths will return as their new Chief Executive in February 2020. She is a former Executive Director of Strategy & Performance at the BHF.

Dr Griffiths is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) where she has a range of strategic and operational responsibilities. The ICR is one of the world's most influential cancer research organisations, with over 1100 scientists and staff and an income of over £140 million.

She also holds leadership roles for several ambitious initiatives, including the London Cancer Hub and a pioneering new £75 million Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery set to open in Spring 2020.

Charmaine did her PhD and postdoctoral research in Neuroscience at University College London, alongside working in public engagement for the Wellcome Trust. Her subsequent career at the BHF included roles spanning communications, policy and assurance, as well as strategy.

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