Dr Penny Woods

Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation

Dr Penny Woods is Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation (BLF), the leading UK research, campaigning and patient support charity for people affected by lung disease. Qualifying as a medical doctor in 1987, Dr Woods has also worked as a healthcare management consultant for a range of clients including governments in the UK and overseas, multi-national companies, NHS organisations and private providers of healthcare. Prior to joining the BLF, she spent three years as Chief Executive of the not-for-profit patient organisation, the Picker Institute Europe. Her passion for working on behalf of patients comes from personal experience with family members with motor neurone disease, cancer, asthma & obstructive sleep apnoea.