Dame Helena Morrissey

Dame Helena Morrissey

Non-Executive Chairman, LGIM

Helena Morrissey is one of only a handful of women to have ever been CEO of an investment bank. She is responsible for Legal & General Investment Management’s (LGIM) personal investing business. Helena joined LGIM in 2017 from Newton where she held the title of CEO for fifteen years, before becoming non-executive Chairman.

During her tenure, Newton’s assets under management grew from £20 billion to £50 billion, and under her leadership the firm developed a number of market-leading strategies in absolute return, equity income and global equities. 

Prior to becoming CEO, she was a Head of Fixed Income at Newton. She started her career as a global fixed income analyst at Schroders in New York. 

Helena founded the 30% Club in 2010, a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving better gender balanced boards through voluntary, business-led change.

The proportion of women on UK company boards more than doubled over the following five years and there are now eleven 30% Clubs throughout the world.

Helena was Chair of the Investment Association from 2014 – May 2017 and is a member of the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board.

Helena was recognised by Fortune Magazine as one of the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ in 2015 and as the Financial Times ‘Person of the Year’ in 2017 at its Boldness in Business Awards.