Helen joined the team in 2014, originally taking on the role of Finance Manager and bringing several years of experience managing accounts for other non-profit organisations. This most recently included seven years working for a care provider and its subsidiary businesses in Somerset.

Now Head of Finance, Helen has responsibility for all financial procedures and processes and ensures that these are tested annually with a voluntary audit. As a key member of the senior management team, she also works closely with the Board to advise on the financial implications of any decisions made. In addition, she oversees our IT functions and fulfills the critical role of Company Secretary for both HETAS and Woodsure.

In addition to a wealth of experience, Helen is a Fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

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