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Dame Helen Ghosh DBE

Full Title: Dame Helen Ghosh DBE
Category: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 17.4.2018

Helen Ghosh read Modern History at St Hugh's College, Oxford and completed an M.Litt. in 6th Century Italian History at Hertford College.


She joined the Civil Service Fast Stream in 1979 and over a 30 year career, worked in a variety of Departments including the Department of the Environment, Cabinet Office, Inland Revenue and Work and Pensions. She was Permanent Secretary in two Departments: at the Department for Environment, Food and Farming from 2005-10, and at the Home Office from 2010-12.



In 2012 she left the Civil Service to become Director General of the National Trust. Since April 2018, she has been Master of Balliol College, Oxford.