Dame Helen Ghosh DCB Sixth Form Talk

The Sixth Form girls had a lesson in resilience last week from the leader of the National Trust in an inspirational talk at the School.

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the National Trust, spoke frankly about the challenges she has faced in her role leading one of the country’s largest charities. She spoke passionately about the need for women to develop resilience particularly when they occupy high profile leadership roles.

Dame Helen, who has led the National Trust for the past five years, also talked about the importance of the preservation and protection of the country’s historic buildings, landscapes and coastlines which are under threat. During her tenure, membership of the Trust has grown to over 5 million members.

During a Questions and Answers session, Dame Helen said that when she leaves her post at the end of this month she will most miss the many different people she works with every day.

Dame Helen will become the first female Master of Balliol College, Oxford in April 2018.

Jade (LVI)