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Helen Pitcher


Helen Pitcher OBE is the chair of Advanced Boardroom Excellence. She is an experienced Board member, Chairman, Board facilitator and Coach.

She works across the range of Professional Service firms, FTSE 100, Private Equity and Family firms. She has led some of the biggest Board Evaluations conducted in the last few years. Helen is also coach to many leading CEOs, Chairman and NED's across a range of sectors. She was awarded an OBE for services to business in 2015.

In addition to her Advanced Boardroom Excellence role other Board roles are: Chairman pladis (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi), Chairman of KidsOut a National Children's Charity, President of INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN); Board member CIPD, and Chairman of a number of Committees across these Boards (Audit, Remuneration, Nominations). On the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty. Helen was also Chairman of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel for 8 years until February 2017.

Helen holds an MA, LLB (Law), IDP-C (INSEAD International Director’s Programme –Corporate Governance Certificate). She is the only Consultant in the UK Board Effectiveness arena to hold this INSEAD qualification. She recently graduated from the INSEAD Strategy in the Age of Disruption and Strategy for Accelerated Growth Programmes. She is also an alumnus of the ground-breaking INSEAD Challenge of Leadership Programme. She both attended and now features on the INSEAD Leading from the Chair programme.

Helen is an APECS accredited coach, a Fellow of the IoD, CIPD, CIM, RSA and a Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

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