Helen Bennett

Managing Director, London

Helen is a high-performing, versatile communications practitioner with nearly twenty years’ experience developing integrated UK and multi-market communications programmes for some of the world’s largest companies. She is passionate about helping brands and organisations navigate complex change and issues, with particular expertise in FMCG, retail, financial services and not-for-profit sectors.

In her current role as Managing Director, she has operational and strategic responsibility for Weber Shandwick in London. The agency offers a breadth of expertise and specialisms, spanning B2B, consumer, corporate, employee engagement, pharma, public affairs and technology, as well as capabilities in analytics, creative, digital, social, strategic planning and studio production.

In her previous roles as Global Lead of Client Experience and London Managing Director for Client Experience, Helen has championed placing integration and creativity at the heart of the agency. She has been with the agency for twelve years and has overseen award-winning client engagements for Aldi, ExxonMobil, HSBC Group, Mastercard, Nike Foundation, Project Literacy (Pearson) and Unilever.

Before joining the agency, Helen worked at a specialist issues and crisis management communications agency, where she gained experience of managing live crises for companies in the retail and food industries. She started her career at global agency Porter Novelli.

Helen graduated from Cambridge University, with a Master of Arts degree in History.