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, Chairman pladis (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi) Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director at C & C Group Plc.  Helen is President of KidsOut (a National Children's Charity) and INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN); Board member CIPD, and Chairman of a number of Committees across these Boards (Audit, Remuneration, Nominations). Helen is also on the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty.

Helen was previously Chairman of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel 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 Digital Disruption and Strategy for Accelerated Growth Programmes and has commenced 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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