Helen Yeardley

Helen Yeardley is Global Clinical Operations Head at ICON. In this role, she oversees the timely and quality delivery of a team of approximately 4,000 staff in areas including clinical and hub monitoring, clinical risk management and trial master file services. With over 25 years’ experience in monitoring and managing clinical trials, in both CROs and large pharma companies, Helen has held numerous senior positions in the areas of feasibility, site identification and start-up, clinical trial management and project management. She started her career as a CRA, and her therapeutic background is oncology as well as internal medicine.

Helen is also actively involved in ICON’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging operations, with a particular focus on the company’s Disability Awareness Network, DAWN. DAWN is one of ICON’s community groups and is focused on developing and fostering a mind-set towards creating an inclusive workplace and working environment where everyone is treated equally with respect and dignity, irrespective of any visible or hidden disabilities.