Hilary Leevers

Hilary Leevers

Chief Executive, EngineeringUK

Prior to joining EngineeringUK, Hilary was Head of Education and Learning at Wellcome Trust, building up a team to improve science education across the UK through research, advocacy, funding and direct interventions. From 2007 to 11, Hilary was an Assistant Director at Campaign for Science & Engineering working on a breadth of policy issues including: education and skills; government support for public and private research; and its use of scientific evidence. Prior to that she was an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience, Rutgers, US, exploring early cognitive and language development and developmental disabilities. Hilary has also been a governor of a 5-16 comprehensive school for many years.