Helen Pitcher OBE, Chairman
Helen in Print
CRF Video Interview 2012
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 - many of which are listed on the Advanced Boardroom Excellence website. 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.
Her board roles are; chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence, chairman pladis (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi), board member CIPD, and chairman of a number of committees across these boards (Audit, Remuneration, Nominations). Chairman of KidsOut a national children's charity and on the advisory board for Leeds University Law Faculty and chairman of INSEAD Directors Network.
Helen is the most recent former chairman of the Queens Counsel selection panel after having served an unparalleled 8 years.
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 programme. She is also an alumnus of the ground-breaking INSEAD Challenge of Leadership programme. She 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.