One of the UK’s most senior female business figures, Dame Helen Alexander, has died aged 60 from cancer. She served on the boards of many companies, and recently co-led a review into the number of women on FTSE350 boards.
Dame Helen Alexander. Photo: UBM
One of the UK’s most senior female business figures has passed away.
Dame Helen Alexander, who oversaw the growth of The Economist as its group CEO between 1997 and 2008, died on 5 August following a long battle with cancer.
She served for the past four years as chairman of United Business Media, which announced her passing with “deep sadness” and “an immense gratitude for her life”.
The Economist stated: “Business had no better ambassador. She was self-effacing but a world-class networker—a winning combination that helps to explain, along with her intelligence and charm, why all sorts of firms flocked to have her on th
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