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helen jones

Helen Jones

Senior Independent Director


Current role

Non-Executive Director since 1 March 2014 and Senior Independent Director from 15 September 2020; Chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee (formerly known as the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee) since 7 December 2015, Employee Voice Director since 1 May 2019.

Additional roles held

Helen is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Fuller, Smith & Turner plc and Virgin Wines UK plc, a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee of Premier Foods plc and a Director of Hamsard 3145 Limited. Helen is also a Board member of the Toast Ale charity.

Past roles

Previously, Helen was a member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee for
Vapiano S.E. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Ben & Jerry’s. Prior to that Helen was the CEO of the Zizzi Restaurants group and was also responsible for successfully launching the Ben & Jerry's brand in the UK and Europe. Helen previously held a senior executive role at Caffé Nero.

Key strengths

Helen brings valuable and relevant operations, marketing and branding experience in consumer-focused businesses.