Our management team

Our management team comprises the senior staff responsible for putting the Trustees' strategic decisions into effect and for the day-to-day running of Barts Charity.

Fiona Miller Smith

Fiona Miller Smith

Chief Executive

Fiona joined us from Social Finance, an impact investment firm where she was COO and led the organisation’s work with charities and social enterprises who were looking to raise capital and scale their impact. Prior to this she was CEO of three high growth organisations which she developed and sold creating both economic and social value. Her early career was in investment banking and private equity.

Fiona Bickley

Fiona Bickley

Chief Operating Officer

As COO Fiona supports the Chief Executive in managing the ongoing business of the Charity, and has particular responsibility for legal and governance matters, HR and communications.  She was formerly a charity lawyer both in a London law firm and in-house at the British Red Cross. 

Clare Chater

Clare Chater

Director of Engagement and Community Fundraising

Clare has a background in project management, events and community fundraising having worked in the charity sector for over 15 years with roles at the MS Society, Parkinson's UK and Girlguiding.  She is an Institute of Fundraising Mentor and volunteers with local community projects in South London.

Victoria King PhD

Victoria King PhD

Director of Grants

Victoria joins us after six years at The Wellcome Trust where she was Head of Science and Strategic Delivery. Prior to that, she was Head of Research at Diabetes UK and also spent a year at Central and East London NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network where she commissioned and led strategic activities to facilitate clinical trial recruitment in 11 NHS Trusts, including Barts Health.

Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Chief Finance Officer

After a 15 year career in Investment Banking Steve moved to the Charity sector, where he has held a number of senior finance positions, most recently as the Director of Finance at Leonard Cheshire.  As CFO Steve is responsible for all financial matters including oversight of the charity’s investments and ensuring adequate internal controls. Steve trained with PwC and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ilia Ralphs

Ilia Ralphs

Director of Major Gifts

Ilia has been a major gifts fundraiser with the Charity since 2008 and has many years' experience of raising funds from trusts and foundations, individual donors and corporates.  She has also worked on a number of major appeal campaigns. Before joining the Charity, Ilia worked in TV production.

 

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We support patients in the hospitals of Barts Health NHS Trust, funding research, equipment and community projects.

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