Helen Fairfoul

Helen Fairfoul

Helen has been UCEA Chief Executive since October 2012. She plays a lead role in representing the UK higher education sector in all employment matters, and in the collective negotiations with the sector trade unions in relation to pay and related matters. Helen also leads for UCEA at a European level where she sits on the HE Working Group of the European Social Dialogue in Education. Helen first joined UCEA in the role of Deputy Chief Executive in 2007. Previous roles have been as HR Director and Clerk to Council at the University of Roehampton and as a Director of Personnel within local government. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and holds an MBA and a first degree in history.


Helen will be delivering the workshop Developments in the UK: Collective pay bargaining under strain on Tuesday 9 July with Jerry Cope, Deputy Chair of UCEA.


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This page was last updated on 20 March 2019