Investor & Mentor
Board adviser/mentor to fast growing businesses; CFO, ICAEW; IPO, AIM + funding experience; cash and culture focus
Helen was CFO of AIM-listed ZOO Digital Group plc, taking the business from tech start up to an international operation with a market capitalisation of over £100m and 200 people, with its largest customer base in the US.
Helen was appointed by ZOO to help with the initial AIM flotation and was involved in its subsequent reverse takeover and relisting and in many secondary placings. Helen hopes to use the knowledge and experience she has gained to help early stage businesses through the growth curve and funding challenges.
A member of the London Stock Exchange’s Regional Advisory Group, Helen is treasurer to Asperger’s Children & Carers Together and was a primary school governor.
Prior to ZOO, Helen was Finance Director of Torex Medical, a software company for GP surgeries. Responsible for finance, administration and HR, she took the business through two changes of ownership, three acquisitions and resulting reorganisations.
Helen qualified ICAEW in 1991 on a training contract with PKF.