Executive Director for Strategy and Research, The Stroke Association

Hilary joined the Stroke Association in October 2017 to lead a new directorate responsible for corporate strategy, planning, programme management, research, insight and evaluation.

Hilary comes to the charity sector after 30 years in public service, working for central government here and in New Zealand in the social welfare and health sectors, in policy, change and operational roles. More recently she has also worked for the Care Quality Commission as their Transformation Director and as the Executive Director for Research Councils UK.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to policy and research. Throughout her career, she has been a strong advocate for personal development and for embracing diversity, and is an active mentor for people stepping into leadership roles.