Announcement - New Science Council Chief Executive

Posted by 2162 on January 9, 2019

Announcement - New Science Council Chief Executive

January 09, 2019 at 8:59 PM

Sent on behalf of Dr Helen Pain, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees has appointed Helen Gordon as the Chief Executive of the Science Council. Helen will be starting her new role on 4th February and brings with her 13 years of leading professional membership organisations following a career in the health service.

Originally training as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, she progressed through a number of clinical and managerial positions in hospitals in the National Health Service, before leading The Hillingdon Hospital and then Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust in South East London. She then moved to national roles to support the development of health professionals.

Between 2005 and 2018, Helen has led the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Medicine. Helen is also a council member of the University of Reading and chair of the Alumni and Development Board at Henley Business School.

I hope that you will join me in welcoming Helen to the Science Council. We will ensure that she is able to meet with you all in the coming months.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support throughout 2018 and I wish you and your organisations every success for 2019.