Helen has over 30 years’ experience of the Voluntary and Community Sector. She was the CEO of Unite Ltd, a mediation and restorative justice organisation. Helen served for many years as a Trustee for Cruse, Relate and was also Chair of Mediation UK. Helen is currently involved with Living Sober, a Community Interest Company, providing good governance guidance. Helen studied management at Teesside University and is a trainer, and qualified mediator, conciliator and supervisor.
Before joining Unite in 1993, Helen worked as a nurse and also in Public Sector housing management. She has significant experience in change management and is passionate about good governance, delivering high quality client and staff support services. In her leisure time Helen enjoys restoring period properties, buying antiques and actively supporting her son’s numerous sporting activities.