Hilary Reynolds has taken on the role of Interim CEO, having joined AMRC in November 2020 as senior project lead for policy development.    

Hilary joined the civil service in 1986 working in policy and operational roles at the social welfare, pensions and health departments, operating at Director level since 2000 and completing an MBA from Brunel University in 2003. Between 2008 -2011 she went on a 3 year secondment to the New Zealand government as Deputy Chief Executive at the Ministry for Social Development. She was the Director of Change for the Care Quality Commission 2013-15 and the Executive Director for Research Councils UK 2015-17. Hilary was awarded a CBE for her services to public policy and research in the New Year’s Honours 2018.   

She left public service in 2017 to take up the role of Executive Director for Strategy and Research with the Stroke Association during which time she was a member-elected Trustee of the AMRC.  

She has recently completed her maximum term as Trustee for ChanceUK, a London charity providing mentoring to children at risk of exclusion from school; and volunteers on her non-working Fridays at her local community high school.