Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 11 July 2019
Committee membership: Audit, Remuneration, Nomination (Chair)
Helen is the Senior Independent Director and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. She was appointed Chair of the Nomination Committee from 09 June 2022. She is also the designated non-executive director for colleague engagement. Helen has extensive experience of both publicly quoted companies and retail businesses having been Finance Director of Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Lloyds Bank (where she was also the CEO of the Retail Bank) and Kingfisher. Helen is a member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. where she chairs the Governance and Nomination Committee and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of National Express Group Plc. Her previous Non-Executive roles include SABMiller, Royal Mail, and Just Eat. Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and was awarded a CBE for services to Finance in the 2008 honours list.