Helen Cook

Helen Cook

Chief People Officer
Finastra

Helen takes global responsibility for the people organization and advancing Finastra’s aspiration to be the most inclusive and diverse employer in the fintech industry.

She is particularly passionate about building a curious and well-tooled workforce, supporting employees to develop skills which keep them relevant, engaged and growing. Developing the company’s global talent and ensuring a truly inclusive workplace is her priority.

Helen was previously at Natwest Group, where she was a member of the Executive Team and held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. She has an incredible wealth of expertise including extensive global exposure in all aspects of people strategy. Her career spans more than 25 years in financial services, including experience at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.

Helen graduated from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel. In addition to her role at Finastra, she has served on the Board of the Financial Services Skills Committee and on the Advisory Board of Ivy House. She also serves as a mentor for the FTSE 100 Mentoring Foundation.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with her family.

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