Betty McBride

director of policy and communications, British Heart Foundation

Betty joined BHF in 2000. She was previously Head of Press and PR at development aid charity Voluntary Service Overseas and then Help the Aged. Before moving to the voluntary sector she was a newspaper journalist and documentary maker at BBC TV. Betty leads the Press, Communications, Policy and Public Affairs teams at the BHF, promoting the work of the charity and campaigning for heart health improvements. She chairs the 33–strong Cardio-Vascular Coalition of charities and sits on the Council of the Association of Medical Research Charities.