Helen Wood Gush

Helen Wood Gush

Senior ESG Consultant
Responsible Investor

About this Speaker

Helen helps companies demonstrate value and positive sustainable development through effective stakeholder engagement and communications.


She brings 15 years’ experience in finance, investor relations, sustainability and ESG from the FTSE100 and FTS250 environment, specialising in strategy, stakeholder engagement, reporting and communications.


While at Antofagasta plc, a FTSE100 Chilean mining company, in her capacity as Group Manager Investor Relations and Communications, she built the Group sustainability programme moving the Company from a D rating to an A rating over a 7 year period. Work covered development and execution of sustainability strategy, reporting, management of investor ESG investment assessments and engagement on sustainability risk and corporate reputation.


Helen has subsequently advised Kingfisher plc, Pearson plc and BG Group plc amongst others, on their sustainability strategies, stakeholder engagement and communication plans.


Prior to working in the sustainability arena, Helen served for 6 years as Deputy Financial Officer (UK) at Antofagasta plc. She holds a postgraduate certificate (MA level) from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from The University of Leeds.