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Dame Helen Alexander

Chairman of the Port of London Authority

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St Paul's Girls School; University of Oxford

Helen Alexander began her career in publishing at Faber & Faber, before moving to the Economist Group in 1985. She was managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit from 1993 - 1997 and Chief Executive of the organisation until 2008, when she stepped down to become the first woman president of the CBI, Britain's leading trade body.

She was awarded a CBE for services to publishing in 2004 and a DBE for services to business in 2011. She is Chancellor of Southampton University. She also chairs UBM PLC and Incisive Media.

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