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 she 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. 

Arati Patel

Arati Patel

Director of Finance and Operations

A Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Arati has spent the last 20 years in senior charity finance roles. She is responsible for finance and audit, office administration, IT systems and operational activities.  

Dr Francesca Gliubich

Dr Francesca Gliubich

Director of Grants

Francesca oversees all of Barts Charity's grant funding schemes. She joined us from  Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she held the position of Head of Strategic Development, having previously worked at other Universities and commercial companies in UK and overseas. Francesca has a Masters Degree in Industrial Chemistry and a PhD in Structural Biology.

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.

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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