Leadership Challenges in the Third Sector - Dr Charmaine Griffiths (EMBA 2012)

We are delighted to invite MBA and EMBA alumni and students to take part in this online support series, Made By Alumni, organised by alumni Hilary Fitzgerald (MBA 2005), Graham Bell (EMBA 2018), Doc McKerr (MBA 2014). 

In this session Dr Charmaine Griffiths (EMBA 2012) will be discussing some of the leadership challenges associated with working in the third sector. Given that Charmaine started this role just before the pandemic in February 2020, there will no doubt be a lot of lessons for us all to learn.

For more information and to book your place click here

Please note the Zoom login details will be emailed 24 hours before the event by Doc McKerr (MBA 2014).

If you have any questions please email Doc on d.mckerr@cranfield.ac.uk.

Please note that by booking onto this event via the alumni volunteer your details will be passed securely to the Cranfield University Alumni office to make note of your attendance.

Please note: neither Cranfield University nor any of its subsidiary companies are involved in the development, organisation or running of this event and therefore they disclaim all liability for any loss or injury suffered by anyone attending.

Programme & speakers

Dr Charmaine Griffiths (EMBA 2012), Chief Executive, The British Heart Foundation.

Since the very start of her career as a scientist, Charmaine has been passionate about the power of research to save and improve lives.

Since leaving the laboratory in 2003, Charmaine has held leadership roles in pioneering health and research organisations such as the Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Brain Research UK. In these she played a leadership role in ambitious initiatives including the London Cancer Hub and the pioneering new £75m Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery.

She is currently Chief Executive at The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and has a number of other roles including being a Non-Executive at the Human Tissue Authority and Chair of the Cranfield Trust.

Having joined the BHF in February 2020 her focus over the past year has been on leading the BHF’s swift response to the pandemic.

The BHF has been a pioneering research charity for 60 years and today is the largest independent funder of cardiovascular disease research and a lifeline for people with heart and circulatory disease. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the biggest challenge the BHF has ever faced, the organisation has played a key role providing information and support for millions of people and also played a key role in convening and funding researchers to better understand the connection between Covid-19 and heart disease globally.

Location & travel details


Who should attend

All MBA and EMBA students and alumni. 

Cost & concessions

This event is free to attend.