Baroness Helena Morrisey: Advisor

Baroness Helena Morrissey was appointed as Lead Non-Executive Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in July 2020. She transferred to Lead Non-Executive Director of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in September 2020.

Helena has over 3 decades’ experience in the financial services sector. This includes 15 years as CEO of Newton Investment Management, during which time the firm’s assets under management grew from £20 billion to £50 billion.  She was also Chair of the Investment Association from 2014 to 2017, the UK investment industry’s trade body. Helena has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list. Helena is a Philosophy graduate. 

Helena is well known for her work on inclusion and diversity. In 2010, she founded the 30% Club, a business-led campaign for better gender-balanced boards. There are now 18, 30% Clubs throughout the world.

Helena’s current roles include:

  • Chair, The Diversity Project
  • Advisory Board member, Edelman
  • Fellow (Governor), Eton College
  • Chair Designate, AJ Bell