Dame Helen Ghosh explores how to be a good leader

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Helen Ghosh

This Wednesday (6 April) Dame Helen Ghosh will give a public lecture on leadership and an insight into her extensive career within the civil service at Oxford Brookes University.

After a career as a leader in the civil service, most recently at the Home Office, Dame Helen is now head of one of the largest UK charities, The National Trust. Dame Helen will look back at the lessons she has learnt about how – and how not – to be a good leader. In the lecture she will draw on historical and personal examples to explore what is needed to be a leader and the importance of understanding your strengths and weaknesses. 

Last month the University celebrated International Women’s Day with an event designed to celebrate and support the career advancement of women. I’m sure Dame Helen, as an exceptional leader, will be able to provide further insight.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Paul Inman, Oxford Brookes University

Pro Vice-Chancellor Paul Inman said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Dame Helen Ghosh to Oxford Brookes University.

“Last month the University celebrated International Women’s Day with an event designed to celebrate and support the career advancement of women. I’m sure Dame Helen, as an exceptional leader, will be able to provide further insight.”

Dame Helen Ghosh joined the civil service from the University of Oxford where she read modern history. During her civil service career, she worked in a number of Government departments on a range of social policy issues. Helen spent seven years as a Permanent Secretary (CEO) in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Home Office. She became Director General of The National Trust in 2012.

The lecture will be held at 6.00pm in the John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus. It is free and open to all to attend. This event forms part of the University’s 2016 Open Lecture Series and details about future lectures can be found on the Events webpages.