Helen became the CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in 2017, following a career dedicated to championing social justice, gender equality and human rights. She joined the Foundation after over a decade at leading international charity for women and girls ActionAid, where she was Director of Fundraising and Communications for ActionAid International and, most recently, Director of Fundraising for ActionAid UK.
Helen has over 20 years’ experience in international NGOs where she has held a number of senior leadership positions. She started her career in commercial and non-profit marketing in her native Australia before moving into international work in 2001. Helen has travelled extensively and worked in a number of countries including South Africa, India, the Netherlands and the US.
Helen has a BSc. in Social Policy from Birkbeck, University of London, and an International Executive MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid.