Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer: Judith Brodie

Judith Brodie Judith works with the Cochrane Governing Board, and provides strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management and oversight of all Cochrane activities to ensure Cochrane delivers on its mission and goals. She ensures the charity is financially robust and sustainable and that staff are supported and motivated. She connects with the community and liaises with partners and stakeholders. Key priorities for 2022 are ensuring Cochrane continues to prepare for an Open Access future, working with the Editor-in-Chief on the future of Cochrane evidence synthesis, and stepping up fundraising.

Editor In Chief: Karla Soares-Weiser

Karla Soares-Weiser Karla is responsible for ensuring that the Cochrane Library meets its strategic goals: that the quality is of high quality and relevant to the needs of stakeholders. She also has responsibility for working with Cochrane’s publishers and others to ensure that the presentation and delivery of Cochrane content is optimal – and that it is accessible to and actionable by decision makers. Finally, she shares responsibility for ensuring that product is sustainable, and that Cochrane develops its methods appropriately, and that review authors, editorial teams and the methods community are all supported in helping to deliver high quality, high impact products and services.

Director of Publishing & Technology: Charlotte Pestridge

Charlotte Pestridge Charlotte leads the Publishing and Technology directorate with responsibility for the publishing and product management of the Cochrane Library with a focus on increasing the accessibility and usability of our evidence, and identifying a sustainable business model as we move to full open access for Cochrane Reviews by 2025. She is also responsible for commercial and IT services, managing Cochrane Response and the sales of Cochrane’s other products, and overseeing the IT services department to ensure Cochrane’s technology and informatics services support the strategic aims and business and operational activities of the charity.

Director of Finance & Corporate Services: Casey Early

Casey Early Casey’s job is to lead the Finance & Corporate Services Directorate in providing finance, human resources, contracts and project management support to the Central Executive Team. A chartered accountant by training, Casey also has responsibility for risk management, data protection and property management.

Director of Development

Recruiting. Acting Co-Directors of Development: Sylvia de Haan and Chris Champion