Dame Helen Ghosh
Director-General of the National Trust
In late 2012, Helen moved to become Director-General of the National Trust from the Civil Service, where she worked in a wide range of government departments, including seven years as a Permanent Secretary in two departments, Defra and the Home Office. Since joining the Trust, Helen’s interest in history, people and places, and her commitment to the environment have come together. Helen has overseen an ambitious program of work, including leading the development of the Trust’s 10-year strategy, Playing Our Part, and committing £2 million a week to the conservation of our landscapes, houses and coastline.