Academy seeks a new Executive Director



After 15 highly successful years at the Academy, our Executive Director, Dr Helen Munn, will be leaving her role in May 2019. The Academy is now welcoming applications for a new Executive Director.

We are looking for an experienced and strategic leader with significant financial and fundraising acumen, as well as political intelligence.

Professor Sir Robert Lechler, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said:

“Our new Executive Director will join us at a strategically significant time and that person will be right at the heart of our vital political influencing and strategic leadership. She or he will need tremendous wisdom and intelligence not just to identify the challenges, but also to see the best way to maximise our influence and bring about change.”

The Academy was established in 1998 as an expert body to deal with issues at the interface of medical science and healthcare, and is part of the national academies group, alongside the Royal Society, British Academy, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

We are working to secure a future in which:

  • UK and global health is improved by the best research.
  • The UK leads the world in biomedical and health research and is renowned for the quality of its research outputs, talent and collaborations.
  • Independent, high quality medical science advice informs the decisions that affect society.
  • More people have a say in the future of health and research.

Professor Lechler added:
“I’m sure everyone who has worked with Helen Munn in her role will join with me in wishing Helen every success in her next chapter. There will of course be opportunity before she departs to celebrate her fantastic contribution to the Academy’s history.”

For more information about the Executive Director role visit the Perret Laver website or contact Charlotte Dickinson from Perret Laver on 020 7340 6279. The deadline for applications is 9am GMT on Thursday 14 March 2019.

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