Helen Fairfax Appointed as Independent Governance Advisor

Helen Fairfax has joined SportsAble’s Board of Trustees as an independent governance advisor. Helen has a vast in multiple sectors including retail and charity.

Since retiring Helen has dedicated a huge amount of her time and talents to supporting other charities, in  a variety of roles, such as RNLI, Sailability, Dorking Good Neighbours and Cross Care Central.

Before retiring, Helen was a management consultant to a variety of SMEs, helping them with Employment Law, organisational structure, strategy planning and recruitment. She even spent time as including time as an Employment Tribunal advisor and representative.

In 1993 Helen established a SME company specialising in international translation for litigation, personal jury, merchant banking and security, which was sold in 2018. Helen has also been a Non-Executive Director of an insurance company specialising in school insurance, which was sold in 2020.

Helen’s corporate experience has included being the Operational Director of an Off Licence chain and Director of HR and Head of Training for department store chains. In the Charity Sector Helen has been the Chairman of a residential care home and a consultant for financial and management training.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys sailing her own yacht, which is moored in Portsmouth Harbour, walking her dog and swimming.