Helen Dent CBE was appointed independent trustee of IWF in 2015 with particular experience in child protection and governance in the not for profit sector.
Helen's career included lecturing in social policy, various social work practitioner and management posts and then Director for Planning in health and social care at Cambridgeshire County Council.
Helen moved to the voluntary sector as Director of External Affairs at Action for Children and was then appointed Chief Executive at Family Action.
Helen has held a number of trustee posts in the voluntary sector and public appointments - including Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Hospital Trust and the ESRC. Helen now acts as a school Governor, holds trusteeships in the voluntary sector and under takes some research for a peer in the House of Lords.
She was awarded CBE for services to Children and Families in 2010 New Year Honours.