Helen is the Chief Operating Officer of Murgitroyd, a global firm of patent and trademark attorneys with offices across Europe and the Americas.

Helen only recently joined Murgitroyd, bringing her experience of leading operations and organisational change at Thorntons Law from 2016 to 2021 as part of the team that delivered Thorntons’ ambitious five-year growth plan. Helen’s career started in cinema management, for 12 years working across all parts of the UK and Ireland when she learned her general management skills in a fast-paced, competitive, commercial environment.

Mid-career she became a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and was Director of HR at a further education college where she was part of the team that successfully merged two large regional colleges in Scotland. Helen has participated and contributed to the ALM summit every year since its inception in 2016 and says the relationships she has developed through the network has been invaluable.