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Heart Research UK appoints Kate Bratt-Farrar as new Chief Executive

12 July, 2019


Heart Research UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Bratt-Farrar as its new Chief Executive.


Kate brings a wealth of experience to the role at the Leeds-based charity, having most recently served as the Director of the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hopsice.

Previously, Kate was Chief Executive of Leeds Women’s Aid and has worked in policy and research at Cerebra, Save the Children and the Department of Health, as well as acting as a trustee for numerous charities, most recently with the Morrisons Foundation.


Kate said: “I am delighted to be joining the dedicated and vibrant team at Heart Research UK.

“I look forward to supporting the organisation to further flourish in the coming years as we raise more vital funds to do more of what we do best – invest in ground-breaking research, crucial education and in our communities themselves to promote heart health and cutting-edge treatment.”


Richard Brown, Heart Research UK’s Chair of Trustees, said: “The Trustees of Heart Research UK are delighted to welcome Kate as our new Chief Executive.

“The Trustees and all at Heart Research UK are looking forward to working with Kate. Her skills and enthusiasm will enable us to continue and expand our pioneering research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.”


Kate replaces Barbara Harpham, who has stepped down after almost 16 years with the charity.