Board of trustees

Rachel Lambert-Forsyth

Board member

Rachel Lambert-Forsyth is Chief Executive of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and Managing Director of BPS Assessment Ltd (BPSA). In collaboration with the BPS Council and senior leadership team, Rachel is responsible for delivering the vision, mission and strategy of the Society and its subsidiary companies.

Previously, Rachel held various positions at the Royal Society of Biology, including Director of Education and Training and Director of Membership and Professional Affairs. Rachel has influenced national policy including advising the government on the 2012 National Curriculum Review and was appointed as a panel member of the Technical Level (T-Level) panel in healthcare science.

Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, and a master’s degree in Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of Plymouth. She conducted research at the National Marine Laboratory and Plymouth Marine Laboratory in seahorse husbandry techniques and fisheries modelling.

Rachel is passionate about removing barriers to inclusion, and champions the importance of building equitable spaces for everyone to achieve their potential in the workplace and beyond. She has more than 14 years of experience working in the professional body sector and is an elected Chartered Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (CBiol FRSB). She is a Trustee of the Royal College of Nursing Foundation, where she is currently Chair of their Grants Committee, and was Deputy-Chair of the Science Council and their Board Diversity Champion until July 2023. She has previously been a Governor of two Good Lower schools in Bedfordshire. She is mother to two young boys.

Rachel Lambert-Forsyth