Helena Morrissey CBE
Chair, Newton, Chair of The Investment Association (IA) at Founder 30% Club
Helena joined Newton in 1994 as a fixed income fund manager and was appointed CEO in 2001. In August 2016 she was appointed Non-Executive Chairman. Newton manages around £50bn for pension funds, charities and through funds available to individuals.
In June 2014 Helena was appointed Chair of The IA, the UK’s industry trade body whose members manage £5trn and in July 2015, Helena was appointed 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 by 2015 through voluntary, business-led change. This has now become an international approach, with 30% Clubs in the US, Hong Kong, Ireland, East and Southern Africa, Australia and Malaysia.
She also chairs Opportunity Now, Business in the Community’s gender diversity campaign.
Helena has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. In 2013 and 2014 she was voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Finance globally by Bloomberg Markets. She is a Fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals, a Fellow of the London Business School and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants She was appointed CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list.
A Cambridge philosophy graduate, she began her career with Schroders in New York. Helena is married with nine children.