Events Archive

SIMA Drinks Recepetion

Event Date Monday, 09 December 2019

We are delighted to hear from Andrew Cohen-Wray at our first SIMA meeting of the 2019/2020 season, which will be taking place on 29th October 2019.

Andrew is one of the UK's leading Mental Performance coaches, his work takes him from Olympic Stadiums to Formula One pit lanes. Andrew will share his personal mental health journey and how he now delivers high performance within businesses.

Join us on the 29th October to hear Andrew's story. 

Event Date Tuesday, 29 October 2019

The SIMA Annual General Meeting will take place 24th September 2019. 

The AGM will include entertainment, as well as a very few short presentations from a series of charities. Our esteemed members will have the opportunity to vote on the charity which will receive the surplus funds from the 2018/2019 SIMA season.


Event Date Tuesday, 24 September 2019

We are again delighted to invite our esteemed members to join us for our Summer Drinks Reception.


Event Date Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Helen is an experienced Chairman, Board member, Board facilitator and Coach. She works across the range of FTSE, Professional Service, Private Equity and Family firms, where she has led some of the biggest Board Evaluations. Helen is also a coach to many leading CEOs, Chairman and NED's. She was awarded an OBE for services to Business in 2015.

In addition to her Advanced Boardroom Excellence role Helen holds the following high profile Board roles: Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Chairman pladis (United Biscuits, Godiva, Ülker Bisküvi) Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director at C & C Group Plc.  Helen is President of KidsOut (a National Children's Charity) and INSEAD Directors Network Board (IDN); Board member CIPD, and Chairman of a number of Committees across these Boards (Audit, Remuneration, Nominations). Helen is also on the Advisory Board for Leeds University Law Faculty.

Helen was previously Chairman of the Queens Counsel Selection Panel until February 2017.

Helen holds an MA, LLB (Law), IDP-C (INSEAD International Director’s Programme – Corporate Governance Certificate).  She is the only Consultant in the UK Board Effectiveness arena to hold this INSEAD qualification.  She recently graduated from the INSEAD Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption and Strategy for Accelerated Growth Programmes and has commenced the INSEAD Diversity Programme.  Helen is also an alumnus of the ground-breaking INSEAD Challenge of Leadership Programme.  She both attended and now features on the INSEAD Leading from the Chair programme.

Helen is an APECS accredited coach, a Fellow of the IoD, CIPD, CIM, RSA and a Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Event Date Tuesday, 11 June 2019