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Dame Helen Alexander

Chair of UBM and Port of London Authority

Dame Helen Alexander is Chairman of UBM plc and the Port of London Authority (PLA). She is also a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Group plc, Deputy Chairman of eSure Group Holdings and senior adviser to Bain Capital. Dame Helen was President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) until June 2011. Helen is Chancellor of the University of Southampton and is currently involved with other not-for-profit organisations in media, the arts and education.

"She is a champion of women on boards"

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In detail

Dame Helen was Chief Executive of the Economist Group till 2008, having joined the company in 1985 and been Managing Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit from 1993 to 1997. Helen has an MBA from INSEAD and is chair of the Business Advisory Council of the Said Business School at Oxford University. She also is a non-executive Director of Centrica plc, a Trustee of the Tate Gallery and a Governor of St Paul's Girls' School. She was awarded a CBE for services to publishing in 2004 and a DBE for services to business in 2011.

What she offers you

Dame Helen draws on her considerable expertise and own personal experiences to concisely analyse the current worldwide political and economic situation. Helen talks about industries in transition, a flexible labour market, governance and how to rebuild confidence.

How she presents

Dame Helen is a skilled communicator who delivers her presentations with charisma, guile and character, giving unparalleled insights into the 21st century global landscape.


She presents in English.

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  • Globalisation
  • Strategy
  • Media
  • Leadership

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