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  • Non-executive director

Helen was an executive director of the Infrastructure Planning Commission setting up a new consenting regime for major infrastructure and during the IPC’s merger with the Planning Inspectorate. She was subsequently on the board of the Planning Inspectorate as chief planning inspector, playing a key part in developing the Inspectorate’s Strategic Plan.  She has a deep understanding of central government policy and law-making and regulation.

Her background as a planning lawyer with Eversheds and then as a partner at Charles Russell gives her broad and in-depth knowledge of housing development including affordable housing, legal and commercial issues in relation to land and local government.

Prior to this Helen spent several years in business management in Thorn EMI and Hoskyns Group plc.

Helen is a member of the following committee:

  • Audit and risk committee

Helen was appointed on the board on 2 January 2019