Dame Helena Morrissey, DBE
Founder at 30% Club
Helena’s influence has spread beyond finance. CEO of Newton Investment Management for fifteen years and former Chair of the UK’s Investment Association, she founded the 30% Club in 2010. The 30% Club is a cross-industry campaign for gender-balanced boards. Since then, the representation of women on FTSE350 boards has risen from less than 10% to over 30%. There are now fourteen 30% Clubs throughout the world.
Helena has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’ and recognised for her ‘Outstanding Contribution’ at Lloyds Bank 2018 National Business Awards. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list.
Helena is a Philosophy graduate. Her husband Richard is a stay-at-home father and they have nine children aged from 10 to 28 and two grandchildren. Helena is a regular commentator in the media and guest editor of the Today programme in 2016. Her first book ‘A Good Time to be a Girl’ was named one of Forbes’ five most empowering books for women in 2018.