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Helena Morrissey DBE

Chair, The Diversity Project

I am white British, went to a co-ed comprehensive school and then to Cambridge University, where I read Philosophy. I joined Schroders’ graduate programme and went straight out to their New York office to learn about fixed income for two years, before returning to the London headquarters as a global bond fund manager.

I joined Newton in 1994 and became CEO in 2001, stepping down in 2016. I was chair of the Investment Association from 2014 – 2017. I founded the 30% Club in 2010.

I am now chair of two companies, Fidelis, a specialist insurance company listed on the NYSE and Altum Group, a fund services company based in Jersey. I also chair Eton College Endowment Fund and sit on the board of McKinsey Investment Office.

I am married, my husband and I have nine children and four grandchildren.

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