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Helen Vaughan

Program Manager, University Success

Helen manages the foundation’s investment in University Success in South Africa, focusing on supporting students from low-income backgrounds to graduate, secure meaningful employment, and become leaders in their chosen professions.

Prior to joining the foundation in 2015, Helen held various roles in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Focusing on programs that supported young people to maximize their career potential, she worked across the corporate sector in graduate recruitment solutions, higher education at Imperial College London and on government-backed projects for the UK Department of Work and Pensions and the Dubai Institute for Human Resource Development. Helen graduated from the University of Cape Town, specializing in Labor, Organisational Psychology, and Human Resources Management.