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Stroke Association appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release   •   Jan 25, 2016 16:00 GMT

The Stroke Association has appointed Juliet Bouverie as its new Chief Executive. Juliet, former Executive Director of Services and Influencing at Macmillan Cancer Support, will take up her new role on 20 June 2016.

Juliet Bouverie said: “I am thrilled and delighted to accept this exciting and challenging role. Jon Barrick has left big shoes to fill but I’m looking forward to getting to know the people that make up the Stroke Association and working together to build on the charity’s successes. There is still much to do to ensure that stroke survivors can access the support they need to have a life after stroke.

“Having spent more than 20 years working in the voluntary health sector, I am aware of many of the issues and opportunities. I believe I can make a real difference and positive impact for the charity and the people whose lives have been affected by stroke. Securing support and raising awareness for our cause while keeping stroke a priority is critical to our success so that together we can conquer stroke.”

Sir David Varney, Chair of the Board Trustees at the Stroke Association, said: “The calibre of the shortlist was very high for the Chief Executive role. Juliet was an exemplary candidate and we are very pleased that she has accepted. Jon Barrick has built up the organisation and thanks to his commitment and dedication, the Stroke Association is now a UK-wide charity with an expanding global reach and influence. Juliet brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will take us forward for the next phase of our journey. I look forward to supporting her to achieve this.”

With Juliet starting in June, Jon Barrick, the outgoing Chief Executive, has agreed to stay on to facilitate a seamless and comprehensive handover.

The Stroke Association is a charity that is changing the world for people affected by stroke.They work with thousands of stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals, with scientists and researchers, and with supporters to conquer stroke. For more information visit

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at