NEWTON INVESTMENT AND FOUNDER, THE 30% CLUB
Helena Morrissey graduated in philosophy from Cambridge University and began her career in finance at Schroders in New York. She joined the Newton investment management company in 1994 and was appointed CEO in 2001. In June 2014 she was appointed chair of the Investment Association UK industry trade body, whose members manage £5 trillion between them, and in 2015 she was appointed by the Chancellor to the UK’s Financial Services Trade and Investment Board.
In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving 30% women on UK corporate boards. She been named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and she was appointed CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list.