Helen Depree joined as a Trustee of the BFBS Trustee Board in 2018. In her professional career, Helen has over 20 year’s legal experience, starting her career as a Solicitor in private practice before joining Thales UK in 2007, and has performed a number of in-house legal roles, including UK General Counsel. In 2019, Helen moved into the Transportation business within Thales UK in the role of Legal, Commercial & Procurement Director. As a senior executive board member of the Transportation business, Helen leads a team of Lawyers, Commercial Managers and Procurement & Supply Chain specialists, providing legal and commercial executive level oversight, leadership to the team, and contributing to the strategic development of the business. Helen is also a Pension Trustee of the Thales UK defined benefits pension scheme.
Outside of her professional career, Helen is a keen horse rider, scuba diver, gardener and beekeeper. She is hugely passionate about supporting the local community and environment through her role as a business owner of a local independent delicatessen.