BPS CEO Rachel Lambert-Forsyth appointed trustee of CRAC

The Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) has announced the appointment of our CEO, Rachel Lambert-Forsyth, as one of two new trustees for this year to its Board of Trustees.

Rachel Lambert-Forsyth is Chief Executive of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and Managing Director of BPS Assessment Ltd (BPSA). Previously, Rachel held various positions at the Royal Society of Biology, including Director of Education and Training, and Director of Membership and Professional Affairs. She is a Trustee of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation, where she is currently Chair of their Grants Committee, and was Deputy-Chair of the Science Council and their Board Diversity Champion until July 2023.  

Rachel said: "CRAC provides research, intelligence and innovation services for all those who support people's career development, a mission I have championed throughout my career leading professional and learned Societies. I am delighted to be joining their Board to continue this work with their staff and Trustees. As CEO of the BPS, I know how important having a broad and diverse board is to the success of any organisation and I hope to bring my governance experience to benefit CRAC and in return bring learning back to the BPS to inform our approach to governance."

Professor Roger Whitaker was also appointed as a Trustee. He is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University, and Founder and Academic Director of Supercomputing 

CEO of CRAC, Clare Viney, commented: "The appointment of Rachel and Roger strengthens the CRAC Board of Trustees, as they bring their invaluable expertise and insight to the overseeing of CRAC, and Vitae, its leading programme for the professional development of researchers.’ 

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Professor David Oswell, said: "I welcome Rachel 
and Roger at a critical time for CRAC as we consider our next 5-year strategy and look 
forward to working with them."

Published: 03 Jul 2024 in Society news