Dame Helena Morrissey

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Gender and diversity pioneer; Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General; founder of the 30% Club; author of ‘A Good Time To Be A Girl’; mother of nine

Helena was CEO of Newton Investment Management for fifteen years, before joining Legal and General Investment Management in 2017, leading a new drive to engage the nation to invest more, with a particular focus on improving women’s financial wellbeing. Since she founded the 30% Club in 2010, the representation of women on FTSE100 boards has risen from 12.5% to 31.1%. Helena has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’ and recipient of Lloyds Bank ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’ National Award in 2018. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list.