Helen is an experienced housing practitioner and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, who has influenced housing policy and practice as a Trustee on the CIH National Council. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director previously with the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Housing West Midlands Board, Academy 4 Housing in London and recently Access Training East Midlands.
Helen has worked at executive and senior level with a number of RPs during the last twenty five years, having strategic and operational responsibilities for housing management, housing with care and support, including life line services, asset management and property services. Helen has led on and been involved in a wide spectrum of assignments. These include Housing Management, Supported Housing and Independent Living Service Reviews, Mergers and Acquisitions, Big Lottery employability programmes, Social Return on Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility projects.
Helen is an expert in the field of housing, social enterprise, employment and training, and has worked with a number of housing organisations in the creation and deployment of new social enterprises and supported the commercial growth of charities and enterprise businesses.
Helen is passionate about improving people’s life chances through the development of social enterprises which provide access to training and employment opportunities.