Helen Pitcher OBE


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

In addition to her Advanced Boardroom Excellence role Helen holds the following high profile Board roles: Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, a Non-Executive Director at UB UK, C & C Group Plc and Chairman of their Remuneration Committee and the SID at OneHealth.  Helen is the President of KidsOut (a National Children's Charity) and INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN).  Helen sits on the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty.

Helen was previously Chairman of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel until February 2017, Chairman pladis Advisory Board (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi) until April 2019 and a Board member and Remuneration Chairman for the CIPD until June 2019.

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 Digital Disruption and Strategy for Accelerated Growth Programmes and the INSEAD Diversity Programme.  Helen 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

Helen Pitcher OBE, was interviewed by Yıldız Holding to discuss her role as Chairman Pladis Advisory Board. She talks about what leadership and her role and what this means for Pladis and Yıldız Holding.

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