Helen leads Pantheon’s European primary investment activity and chairs the European Investment Committee. She is also a member of Pantheon’s International Investment Committee and Co-investment Committee. Helen joined Pantheon in 2004 from Russell Investments in Paris where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Prior to joining Russell in 1999, Helen spent five years as Director, European Private Equity with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and prior to that was a senior investment manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada in Montréal. Helen received a BA and an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. In addition, Helen is the current Chair of the BVCA, and a co-founder of Level 20, an organisation that has been set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry.