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Helen is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer.  She also has overall responsibility for the firm's Knowledge and Learning function.

As Chief HR Officer, Helen leads the global HR and Knowledge and Learning functions within Herbert Smith Freehills.  She is a member of the firm's Executive and is responsible for leading the People, Performance and Leadership objective of the firm’s strategy, building a client focussed, diverse and innovative high performance culture.


Prior to joining  Herbert Smith in June 2012 as Global Head of HR, Helen held senior HR roles within Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and PwC. Her earlier career was as a qualified chartered accountant and tax consultant.