Mrs Helen Gordon joined the Science Council as Chief Executive in February 2019. She has 14 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 serving as CEO of 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. Helen led as CEO of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Helen is now delighted to be supporting a diverse community of professional bodies in science through the Science Council. Helen is chair of the Alumni and Development Board at Henley Business School and a trustee of Aeop arts enterprise with a social purpose.