Helen Pitcher OBE


Helen is an experienced Board member, Chairman, Board facilitator and Coach. She works across the range of Professional Service firms, FTSE 100, Private Equity and Family firms. She has led some of the biggest Board Evaluations conducted in the last few years. Helen is also coach to many leading CEOs, Chairman and NED's across a range of sectors. She was awarded an OBE for services to business in 2015. 

In addition to her Advanced Boardroom Excellence role other Board roles are: Chairman pladis (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi), Chairman of KidsOut a National Children's Charity, President of INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN); Board member CIPD, and Chairman of a number of Committees across these Boards (Audit, Remuneration, Nominations). On the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty. 

Helen was also Chairman of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel for 8 years until February 2017. 

Helen holds an MA, LLB (Law), IDP-C (INSEAD International Director’s Programme – Corporate Governance Certificate). She is the only Consultant in the UK Board Effectiveness arena to hold this INSEAD qualification. She recently graduated from the INSEAD Strategy in the Age of Disruption and Strategy for Accelerated Growth Programmes. She is also an alumnus of the ground-breaking INSEAD Challenge of Leadership Programme. She both attended and now features on the INSEAD Leading from the Chair programme. Helen is an APECS accredited coach, a Fellow of the IoD, CIPD, CIM, RSA and a Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

 Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman

Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman

Advanced Boardroom Excellence sponsored the iW50 Series event. INSEAD, are dedicated to making gender balance the "new norm" on campus, at work, and in the world. INSEAD believe that gender parity isn't a women's issue, but rather a business and societal issue that men and women must address together.

Helen Pitcher OBE gave an interview following her election to President of the Board, INSEAD Directors' Network, IDN


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