Dame Helena Morrissey
Helena Louise Atkins
22 March 1966
|Residence||Notting Hill, London, England|
|Education||Bishop Luffa School|
|Alma mater||Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge|
|Home town||Chichester, Sussex, England|
Richard Morrissey (m. 1990)
|Children||9, including Flo Morrissey|
Morrissey began her career at the New York and London bond desks at Schroders. Finding her career path blocked there, she moved to Newton Investment Management in the early 1990s as a fixed income fund manager.
She is Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management, which has over £1 trillion of assets under management (2019).
In 2010, Morrissey established the 30% Club to campaign for greater female representation on company boards. She is a trustee at the Eve Appeal, which raises money for gynaecological cancers, and she is a former chairperson of the corporate board of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Morrissey was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to UK business and promoted Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to diversity in financial services.
Morrissey and her husband, Richard, a former financial journalist and former Buddhist priest, are the parents of nine children, three boys and six girls, one of whom is Flo Morrissey. They met whilst both studying at Cambridge.
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