Chair - Gisela Abbam

Gisela is a Global Executive who has a wealth of experience in delivering change in the health and life sciences sector, both in the UK and globally including through her Executive roles at General Electric Healthcare and Abt Associates. She has a particular interest in improving access to and equality in global health and development.

GPhC Council

Previously, Gisela was Chair of the British Science Association (BSA). Gisela became Chair of the BSA’s Council in January 2019, succeeding The Rt. Hon. Lord David Willetts. In that role, she led the BSA’s Council and championed the BSA mission and vision, driving forward an agenda on equality, diversity, and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Gisela has worked in collaboration with governments, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, and other multilateral organisations to improve health outcomes for people across the world. She is the Senior Director for Government Affairs at Revvity, a global company that develops innovations for health, food and the environment. She also currently serves on a number of Advisory Committees and sits on the Board of the Bar Standards Board, the regulator for Barristers and specialised legal services businesses in England and Wales in the public interest; the Board of Everywoman Ltd., an organisation dedicated to advancing women in business; and the Board of Briyah Institute, USA; a company focused on C-Suite Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Sustainability training.

Gisela was the winner of the 2019 Black British Business Person of the Year Award and was awarded Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for her contribution to social change.

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