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Group General Counsel - Helen Barraclough

Joined Smith+Nephew in July 2013 as Chief Counsel, APAC and Emerging Markets, before her promotion in 2017 to Associate General Counsel, Global Commercial. Helen became Group General Counsel in January 2022 and is responsible for the Group Legal function and also serves as Chief Risk Officer. Helen is based in Watford, UK.

Skills and Experience

Helen is a skilled leader with strong global corporate and commercial experience who has helped Smith+Nephew to deliver its strategic objectives and further embed our cultural values. Helen started her career with Allen & Overy LLP and prior to joining Smith+Nephew also held senior legal roles at WPP plc and Nomura International plc.

Helen holds a master’s degree in Law from Cambridge University. She is also accredited as a Chartered Governance Professional and admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales.