Helen has worked continuously in Business Continuity Management and Emergency Planning since 2001 when she became an Emergency Planning Officer in North Yorkshire. She gained further valuable experience in an Emergency Planning role for a London Borough before joining the Business Continuity Management team within Wealth Management at Barclays Bank. Her most recent role prior to setting up Cambridge Risk Solutions was as a Manager in the IT Security division of Accenture. Her specialities include Risk Communication, Information Security and designing Crisis Management exercises: she has also carried out numerous BS 25999 and ISO 22301 audits on behalf of BSI Management Systems, NQA and SGS UK.
Helen previously worked as an inorganic research chemist for Unilever as well as serving as an officer in the Territorial Army, completing four tours in the Balkans. She has a BSc(Hons) in International Disaster Engineering and Management from Coventry University and an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University. She is also a qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 22301 and ISO 27001, and has won Consultant of the Year in the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2015.