Helen Pitcher OBE

Helen Pitcher was perviously Chairman of KidsOut’s board of trustees for ten years. Under Helen’s passionate leadership, the charity transformed into a truly national organisation, supporting over 70,000 children a year. Having been involved with the charity since its inception, KidsOut is a cause close to Helen’s heart and there is no one more dedicated to ensuring it fulfils its mission to bring fun and happiness to those children who need it most. The KidsOut team are delighted that Helen has agreed to combine the Chairman and President role whilst a Chairman is sought.

Helen is an experienced Chairman, Board member, Board facilitator and Coach. She works across the range of FTSE, Professional Service, Private Equity and Family firms, where she has led some of the biggest Board Evaluations. Helen is also a coach to many leading CEOs, Chairman and NED’s. She was awarded an OBE for services to Business in 2015.

In addition to her Advanced Boardroom Excellence role Helen holds the following high profile Board roles: Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, a Non-Executive Director at UB UK, C & C Group Plc and Chairman of their Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination and ESG Committees.  SID at OneHealth Group Ltd and Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.  President of INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN) and a Chairman of INSEAD Directors Club Limited.   Helen sits on the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty.


“I support KidsOut because I passionately believe all children deserve some fun and happiness in their life. Without this essential element their ability to learn and grow can be seriously affected. Their trust in adults can also be fractured in a way that they might never recover from. We owe it to the children to give them access to fun, love and nurture.  Our support is even more important in these COVID times”.