Helena joined Legal and General Investment Management in May 2017. Prior to that, she worked at Newton Investment Management; a global fund manager which manages £47 billion of assets as of 31 December 2015, from 1984. She was CEO at Newton for 15 years from 2001 – 2016 and then took the role of non-executive chairman during 2016.
In June 2014 Helena was appointed Chair of the Investment Association, the UK’s industry trade body whose members manage £5 trillion.
Recently, Helena was appointed by the Chancellor to the UK’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board.
In 2010 Helena established the 30% Club, an organisation that campaigns to make boardrooms 30 % female.
She is a trustee at the Eve Appeal, which raises money for gynaecological cancers, and chairperson of the corporate board of the Royal Academy of Arts. Helena has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
In 2013 and 2014 she was voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Finance globally by Bloomberg Markets. A leading voice for a British exit from the EU, Helena argued passionately in favour of Brexit in several national newspapers ahead of the UK’s June referendum.
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