Global Lead , Community Investment & Philanthropy
Helen is the Global Lead of Community Investment and Philanthropy at AstraZeneca, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Helen leads a $35 million global portfolio of strategic non-profit programming including the Young Health Programme and many humanitarian relief efforts. With more than two decades of experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropy, Helen has built award-winning partnerships that address issues affecting people in some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. For the past 10 years, she has focused this work on disease prevention and youth, empowering millions of young people with the knowledge and information to make healthy choices. She is a frequent speaker who galvanizes her audience into addressing complex social issues and driving meaningful change. In 2013, Helen developed a CSR course at Ryerson University and teaches as part of the Chang School of Continuing Education. An Alumni of the University of British Columbia, Helen is always learning and holds Executive Education certificates from The Carroll School of Management at Boston College, Yale University and the University of Melbourne in the fields of global health and corporate community involvement. Helen lives in Canada with her husband, two children and a dog.