Vice President, Compliance, Europe and Global Portfolio and Product Strategy AstraZeneca plc
Helen joined AZ in 2004 as Strategy Director for the UK marketing company. During her time in the UK she took roles as UK Marketing Director and Strategy & Operations Director before moving as CFO to The Netherlands. After 2 exciting years, at the end of which AZ achieved overall market leadership, Helen was asked to head up Group Internal Audit for the International Sales and Marketing Organisation. This provided an excellent opportunity to understand AZ operations across the globe, as well as work outside Commercial. Helen was asked to develop a new commercial audit function under the sponsorship of the Audit Committee and was then appointed Vice President of Compliance in 2012.
Helen read Economics & Law at Bristol University, is a UK qualified accountant and worked in the Retail and FMCG industries for a number of years in line roles and as a consultant, including heading KPMGs UK Retail Consulting Group.