Non-executive Director, 50
Appointed: February 2016.
Career history: At the start of her career, Helen Bunch spent 17 years working in global businesses serving a wide variety of industries from automotive to household products, 11 years with ICI and the remainder with a successor company, Lucite International Ltd. In 2006, Helen joined Wates Group, the privately-owned construction and property services company, as Group Strategy Director and became Managing Director of Wates Retail in January 2011. Since 2015, Helen has been Managing Director of Wates Smartspace, the enlarged business following a merger with another Wates company and the acquisition of a facilities management business.
Additional appointments: Managing Director of Wates Smartspace, Governor of The Westminster Academy (Westbourne Green).
Committees: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration.