Our chief executive

Kay Boycott is our chief executive

Kay started her career in commercial roles for Nestlé Rowntree and Johnson & Johnson; managing major brands, key customers and major change programmes. This was followed by a decade in strategy consultancy for global clients, including DTZ Property, GlaxoSmithKline and Vodafone, and UK government departments. In this period, she was a Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of NHS Hammersmith & Fulham Primary Care Trust, supporting the turnaround from significant financial deficit to sustainability.

Kay moved to the charity sector in 2009 as Director of Campaigns, Policy and Communications for Shelter, also serving as a Trustee of Gingerbread. In October 2013 Kay became Chief Executive of Asthma UK, leading the organisation through digital transformation and increasing cross sector partnerships in research and innovation. She is currently a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities, a member of the Kings Fund General Advisory Council, lay member of the Durham University Board, and a Non-Executive Director for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Read more from Kay about the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership, and what’s changing in 2020.