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Senior Management Team

Chief Executive

Craig Jones

Craig Jones joined the Royal Osteoporosis Society from the Advertising Standards Authority, where he was Director of Communications.

Craig has held leadership roles in membership and regulatory bodies over the last decade and sits on the Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He also serves as a Lay Member of the National Organ Donation Committee at NHS Blood and Transplant.

Craig practised as a government lawyer in the Home Office and, in 2006, he applied his experience of advocacy to leading a children’s charity’s successful campaign for new investment in socially excluded young people. Following that outcome, he was invited by a Cabinet Minister to oversee stakeholder engagement for the Equality Act.

Director of Clinical and Operations

Francesca Thompson

Along with her team, Francesca is responsible for developing the charity's support services and working with healthcare providers so that everyone with osteoporosis and broken bones can get the medical care and support they need to live well.

Francesca trained as a general nurse and midwife at Guys and Queen Charlotte Hospitals in London, and found her passion in palliative care early on in her career when working with Dame Cicely Saunders at St Christopher’s Hospice in London.

She has a MSc in social sciences from the University of Southampton, and also won a Florence Nightingale scholarship for her work in nursing leadership.

Francesca has worked extensively across the voluntary and public sectors. This includes working at Board level - having held both Director of Nursing and Chief Operating Officer roles in local acute trusts - and as a Trustee for Dorothy House, a hospice close to her home in Bath.

I have huge ambition for the Royal Osteoporosis Society, and am excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead. I will do everything within my grasp to see our vision of a future without osteoporosis fulfilled

Director of Finance and Resources

Paul Keegan

Along with his team, Paul makes sure the charity spends every pound and penny wisely, so your generous donations and fundraising can make the biggest impact possible. 

Paul joined us in January 2020, with a broad mix of commercial, financial and operational experience.

He is skilled in strategic development, commercial evaluation, system implementation and operational management, gained from senior roles in multinational organisations, including Clarks, Orange, Kraft and MTV.