Helena Walsh

Managing Director - EU Public Affairs

Helena leads H/Advisors Cicero's European team and is a member of the Executive team. She has twenty years’ experience working on Government and EU policy issues – financial services, digital, environmental, energy and trade. Before joining H/Advisors Cicero, Helena was a Political Functionnaire on the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. She also headed up the EU department at the Irish Industrial Development Agency (IDA Ireland). She began her career in the European Commission.

Helena provides senior counsel to clients – FTSE, scale ups and trade associations - on technical policy issues in addition to multi-country campaign strategy and planning on the EU legislative processes. She has worked hand in hand with client teams winning amendments that lead to significant economic, social and commercial gains for clients and their customers/stakeholders.

She has won awards: voted European Consultant of the Year at the European Public Affairs Awards and has been listed as one of the Top 40 Rising Stars of the Trading and Technology Industry by Financial News (2014).

She holds a Master’s degree in European Social Policy Analysis and has previously lived in Denmark and Japan.

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