Helen Carless

After university, Helen started her career at Saatchi and Saatchi leaving to work on the launch of Today newspaper.  A move with her husband back to his native Dorset saw her join Lawrences as a consultant before she eventually became Managing Director, which lead to a Management Buyout in 1992.

She continues at Lawrences as Chairman and Managing Director.

She has sat on the SOFAA committee for nearly 20 years and was appointed its Chairman in 2013.

She is an active member of the committee as it has strived to set standards for its members.

As new people enter the industry she is keen that there is some kind of education programme and this is what she is currently working on.

Helen is married with two children and lives in Dorset.