Dame Helen Alexander has been announced as the new Chairman of UBM plc, a leading global business media company. UBM inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully.
Dame Helen is chairman of the Port of London Authority, Incisive Media and deputy chairman of esure Group Holdings, a non-executive director at Rolls-Royce Group plc, and senior adviser to Bain Capital. She was President of the CBI 2009-2011, and Chief Executive of the Economist Group until 2008, having joined the company in 1985 and been managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit from 1993 to 1997. She was also a non-executive director of Centrica PLC from 2003 to 2011.
Dame Helen studied Geography at Hertford and is now an Honorary Fellow. She was awarded a CBE for services to publishing in 2004 and an DBE in 2011 for services to business.