Helena Morrissey CBE
Business: CEO of Newton Investment Management; founder of the Thirty Per Cent Club
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Bishop Luffa, Chichester; University of Cambridge
Helena Morrissey founded the Thirty Per Cent Club in 2010 with the aim of making sure that Britain's boardrooms consisted of 30% women by 2015.
She was appointed CEO of Newton Investment in 2001, six years after joining in 1994. She had previously worked as a bonds manager for Schroder Capital Management. She was named Most Influential Woman in European Asset Management in 2010, and was awarded a CBE in 2012 for her contribution to British business.