Dame Helena Shovelton

Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation

Dame Helena Shovelton is currently Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation. The only UK charity working to help people with all 43 lung diseases. In this role she sits on the following groups; UK Lung Cancer Coalition, the Department of Health’s Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma Action Group, the Department of Health’s Physiological Measurement National Oversight Group.

Previously Helena was Chair of the Audit Commission having been a Commissioner since 1995. She has also been a member of the Competition Commission for 7 years and a trustee for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Helena spent two years as a member of the Better Regulation Task Force and three years as Commissioner and then Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Commission for England and is a former member of the Banking Code Standards Board. Helena has also been Chair of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux with a further four years as Vice Chair.