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Helena Djurkovic has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of ERA Ltd.


CEO of the Political Studies Association (PSA) since 2010, Helena has transformed the UK’s largest political subject association into a respected and innovative voice in the field of political research and analysis, engaging with academics, teachers, policy-makers and practitioners. Before her role at the PSA, she worked at the Better Government Initiative, securing the endorsement of leading front-bench spokespeople from all main English parties for improvements to the quality, transparency and accountability of decision-making processes in Westminster and Whitehall.


 Of her appointment as Chief Executive of ERA, Helena said:

‘To be chosen to lead an organisation that serves to create excitement and engagement in the process of learning through use of world-class broadcast content is an honour. I look forward to taking ERA into its next chapter.’

Helena will be taking over the organisation following the stepping down of Helen Nicholson, who has been leading ERA for the past 24 years.


Of her time at ERA, Helen said:

‘ERA is a wonderful organisation that has managed, for the last 28 years, to balance reward for creators alongside the needs of teachers and their students. I’ve been at ERA for 24 of those years and it’s been an absolute privilege to see it go from strength to strength in that time. I wish Helena every success in her new role, and hope that ERA continues to flourish.’


Deborah Annetts, Chair of ERA said:

‘Helena Djurkovic’s track record of driving transformational change in complex public, private and third sector organisations makes her the perfect fit to take ERA forward. We look forward to welcoming her in her new role as Chief Executive in June 2017.

Meanwhile, we would like to thank Helen Nicholson for her dedication, vision and leadership over the past 24 years. Helen has been exemplary in ensuring ERA delivers a high-standard of service to the educational establishments it serves. ERA continues to be an example of good practice in the complex world of licensing and Helen has good cause to be proud of her achievements over her tenure as ERA’s CEO. We wish her every success for the future.’


Helena will take up her role at ERA on 5 June 2017.