Baroness Helena Morrissey

Group Chair

Baroness Helena Morrissey joined in 2023 and is the Group Chair at Altum.

Helena has extensive financial services experience and has served in several leadership roles throughout her career including 15 years spent as CEO of Newton Investment Management. She was Chair of the Investment Association from 2014 – 2017 and has demonstrated an exceptional ability to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and deliver results.

Helena is also well known for her work on inclusion and diversity. In 2010, she founded the 30% Club, a campaign for better gender-balanced boards. Since then, the representation of women on FTSE350 boards has risen from less than 10% to almost 40%. There are now twenty 30% Clubs throughout the world. Helena chairs the Diversity Project, aimed at improving diversity across all dimensions in the investment industry.

Helena entered the House of Lords in September 2020 and was appointed a Dame in 2017 for her work on improving diversity in financial services. She was named one of the 25 most influential City figures over the past quarter of a century by Financial News (2022).