Costa Coffee’s global tech chief joins British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has appointed Costa Coffee’s global director of digital and data Alex Duncan, as chief technology officer.

She joins the charity’s executive group at the end of May and will oversee the charity’s use of technology in research and innovation, as well as fundraising and increasing income through its commercial and retail operations.

“With her extensive commercial expertise and passion for our life-saving work, Alex has wide ranging experience of using data and insight to advance technological innovation,” said BHF chief executive Charmaine Griffiths.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Alex to our talented BHF team, and we’re looking forward to seeing technology enabling our work across the BHF to save and improve lives.”

Duncan, who is also a former IT director at shopping channel QVC, added: “I’m looking forward to working with the entire BHF team to focus on how technology can enable our goals and power lifesaving science.”

In addition, Duncan is a former head of online development at online travel form lastminute.com.

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