Helen Merriott

Helen has combined a 30 year career in Professional Services while serving as a senior officer in the Army Reserves.

She spent 24 years with Accenture as a Managing Director leading successful client engagements spanning strategy to execution, predominantly in the Retail sector, with clients such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, and John Lewis Partnership. Helen then joined EY as a senior Equity Partner working globally to build the Consulting and Consumer businesses. More recently, Helen advises fast growth start-ups and scale-ups.

In her military career, Helen is proud to have served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (REME) in leadership and technical roles for both the
Regular and Reserve Army.

Helen’s focus has always been setting strategy, aligning and empowering teams to transform
and embed measurable change. Inspired by the people and leadership experiences from her
military service, she is passionate about the importance of high integrity culture and leadership as the foundation for enduring performance in any environment.

She is a working mother with three young boys and an active advocate for inclusivity, having coached many leaders to successfully combine career and parenthood.