SpecialityBaroness Morrissey DBE Founder, 30% Club and Chair of the Diversity Project
Helena has over three decades’ experience in financial services, including 15 years as CEO of Newton Investment Management, during which time AUM grew from £20bn to £50bn. She is a non-executive director at St. James’s Place Wealth Management, lead NED at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and on the board of Green Park, an executive search firm specialising in diverse appointments.
Helena is well known for her work on inclusion and diversity. In 2010, she founded the 30% Club, a campaign for better gender-balanced boards. Since then, the representation of women on FTSE350 boards has risen from less than 10% to over 30%. There are now seventeen 30% Clubs throughout the world. Helena chairs the Diversity Project, aimed at improving diversity across all dimensions in the investment industry.
Helena entered the House of Lords in September 2020 and was appointed a Dame in 2017. Her first book, A Good Time to be a Girl, was described by Forbes magazine as one of the five most empowering books for women in 2018. She posts daily career dressing advice on Instagram and is one of LinkedIn’s ‘Top Voices’.
Helena is married with nine children.