Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith

Executive Director of People and Organisational Development
British Heart Foundation

 Kerry is the Executive Director of People & Organisational Development at the British Heart Foundation. She is known for leading award-winning people change programmes which bring about modern and successful workplaces. Her team have received multiple awards such as HR Excellence awards for Best Talent Management Agency, People-Focused Workplace Design Award and Most Effective Use of Internal Communications. She was also added to HR’s Most Influential Practitioners in Not for Profit in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Furthermore, she is the Chair of the Charity HR Network. The BHF was awarded the top-rated workplace in 2019 by Indeed and their CEO was ranked in the top five UK CEOs on Glassdoor in 2021 with a 99% approval rating.

She has three decades’ worth of experience working for recognised organisations including the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Trust.