Our CEO: Pippa Sargent

Pippa has 25 years’ experience working in the health, voluntary, social, public and private sectors, leading programmes and campaigns to improve and save lives.

In a career focused on public health, mental health and wellbeing, she has held senior roles in the NHS, local and national government, the third sector and in commercial settings.

Over her career, Pippa has:

  • Led behaviour change and strategic communications initiatives that have brought about health policy improvements,
  • Worked to ensure people have a say in change programmes, and
  • Led the development of new innovations that prevent ill-health.

She has also held director level positions with:

  • Men’s mental health movement the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM),
  • The Tobacco Free Futures regional tobacco programme, and
  • As a senior advisor on Public Health England’s first digital mental health resource, Every Mind Matters.

In addition to a career working to improve people’s lives, Pippa has direct family experience of supporting relatives living with neurological conditions and who are neurodivergent.

Her personal values include kindness, curiosity, gratitude, courage and laughter.

As The Brain Charity’s CEO, Pippa has responsibility for the overall strategic direction, business development and financial sustainability of the organisation.

Pippa Sargent CEO of The Brain Charity
Pippa Sargent CEO of The Brain Charity