Helen Smith is an accomplished communications professional who has worked with some of the leading companies in the insurance and reinsurance industries.
Helen began her carrier in 1999 with Goldman Sachs, writing daily, weekly and monthly fail reports for the bank’s fixed income business. She then moved to global re/insurance broker Aon Group in 1999 working in the Business Development Services division before moving to ISS Group, a risk management consultancy and Lloyd’s services business, where her role include delivering public relations campaigns, writing copy for the new website, managing a customer database and briefing and hiring an external agency.
Between 2004 and 2007, she was Communications Director at Willis Re, setting up a public relations capacity from scratch, firstly for Europe and then the United States. From 2007 to 2008, Helen was Communications Manager, Corporate Communications, at Willis Group Holdings, where her responsibilities included creating internal and external communications strategies, generating and writing press releases, securing speaking opportunities for key staff at international conferences, and helping to media train staff.
While raising her family, Helen has carried out voluntary work and worked on freelance PR contracts for a range of organisations, including the Streatham Festival Association, Real Estate Project Solutions, Tasneem Art Gallery, and Integrity Research and Consultancy, which provides services to international non-governmental organisations and donor organisations in conflict zones.
An enthusiastic self-starter with deep reinsurance market knowledge, Helen has Chartered Institute of Marketing ACIM status and a degree in Modern History from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
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