SEB appoint new CEO

28 Nov 2017 - By: SEB

Pamela Mortimer



The SEB is delighted to announce the appointment of new CEO Pamela Mortimer. Pamela joins the SEB having spent the last 5 years as Executive Director of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Pamela grew up in Edinburgh and her relationship with science began with an undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. She then spent six years holding microbiology and entomology Scientific Officer roles within the Ministry of Defence. It was during this time that Pamela completed a Master’s Degree in medical microbiology before joining the UK Department of Health where she worked as Private Secretary to Health Ministers and developed policy on the use of genetic test results by the insurance industry. After three years at the Department of Health, Pamela returned to the Ministry of Defence where she would spend the next 11 years.

Pamela’s second stint with the Ministry of Defence saw her in a number of strategy and policy roles. This included time spent in corporate governance, risk management and financial scrutiny and involved embedding these policies into Ministry of Defence headquarters, London.  Pamela then moved to the UK Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus where her policy role included providing political and communications advice to the Administrator of the Sovereign Base Area and Commander British Forces, assisting in the evacuation of British Nationals from the Lebanon and the management of a bird flu outbreak. Upon returning to London, Pamela worked on Ministry of Defence strategic policy and spent three years in international security policy where she managed the Ministry of Defence’s Africa Conflict Prevention Programme.

Pamela enjoys all things equestrian and loves to be outdoors riding her mare, Dolly, together they enjoy the adrenalin rush of galloping and jumping and the challenge of precision in dressage lessons. Pamela has also recently completed horse riding holidays in Catalonia and Zimbabwe.

Pamela said: ‘I am delighted to have joined the excellent team at the SEB and look forward to working to make ‘extraordinary connections’ with the staff, trustees, members and companion organisations to promote experimental biology in the UK and internationally.’ 

Author: SEB
Category: SEB News
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