Dr Helen Bowcock - Chair
Following an early career in information technology Helen co-founded a software company specialising in advanced information security systems and served as a Director during a period of rapid growth and significant investment. Following the sale of assets in the company she co-founded The Hazelhurst Trust, a grant making trust with a focus on education and research. She has written several reports making the case for philanthropy in the UK and was awarded an OBE for services to philanthropy in 2015. She grew up in the North East and is a graduate of Durham University. More recently she completed a PhD at the University of Kent and has served on the boards of several not for profit organisations in the South East, notably the University of Surrey and Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex where she is Chair.