Honorary graduates 2017
Hilary Evans (DSc)
Friday 21 July 2017 3:00pm
Hilary Evans is Chief Executive of Alzheimer's Research UK. Alzheimer's Research UK is a leading charity with a mission to defeat dementia by funding and delivering pioneering research, campaigning and collaborating with governments, funders, industry and people affected by dementia to find effective treatments.
As Chief Executive Hilary has led the transformation of the charity into one of the leading medical research charities in the UK - seeing the charity more than triple its income in three years and therefore significantly enhancing the organisation's ability to fund groundbreaking new projects. She has also led major public campaigns aiming to shift public perceptions of dementia and break down the stigma around these diseases.
After studying Politics at the University of Exeter, graduating in 2002, Hilary started her career as a political advisor within Parliament. Before joining Alzheimer's Research UK Hilary led the campaigning work at Age UK, improving the lives of people in later life both in the UK and internationally. She has also worked in policy roles advising companies on corporate affairs and government relations.
Hilary lives near Cambridge with her husband Jack and son George.