Helen Bower-Easton

Helen Alice Bower-Easton CBE (born 1978) is a British civil servant. She is Director of Communication at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.[1]


Helen Bower was born in Birmingham, the daughter of John and Diana Bower. She was educated at Edgbaston High School for Girls and Cardiff University, graduating in 2001 with a BA in Economics and EU Studies with French and Italian.[2]

Bower entered the Civil Service in 2003.[2] In June 2015 she was appointed Official Spokesperson to the Prime Minister,[3] the first woman to be appointed to the post. In August 2016 she was awarded a CBE in David Cameron's resignation honours list.[4] In September 2016 the Evening Standard included her in its list of London's 1,000 most influential people.[5] In December 2016 she left No. 10 to take up the job of Director of Communications at the Foreign Office.[4]


  1. Helen Bower-Easton CBE, gov.uk. Accessed 15 November 2020.
  2. [Anon.] (2020). "Bower-Easton, Helen Alice". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U287895. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. "New Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson announced". gov.uk. 29 May 2015.
  4. Theresa May's spokesperson Helen Bower-Easton to head up comms at the Foreign Office, Civil Service World, 20 December 2016. Accessed 15 November 2020.
  5. The Progress 1000: London's most influential people 2016 - Westminster, Evening Standard, 7 September 2016. Accessed 15 November 2020.