Originally trained as an engineer, Helen has a passion for taking new products and services to market. She spent 10 years at NCR as product designer for cash dispensers and later worked in the oil and gas sector for Schlumberger and PII Technomarine designing forecourt equipment and pipeline isolation tools, eventually taking on the role as strategic product manager.
She lectured at Strathclyde University in Design and Manufacture before establishing a product development centre in Tayside, providing hands on guidance to small companies in development, prototyping and intellectual property management before moving to Robert Gordon University where she managed the research and technology transfer function and, laterally, all commercial activity for a period of 16 years.
During this time she was involved in supporting companies to be investor ready and in negotiating investment deals on behalf of the University. She has been on the board of a number of spinout companies and is educated with 4 degree awards including MBA and LLM Commercial Law.
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