Helen Calder is the author of the Helen’s Headlines website www.helensheadlines.net . She is a British business graduate with 12 years’ experience in the glass and brewing industries, rising to senior management level. At one point she was the only female senior manager in an organisation with 6,000 employees. As part of a calling to use her business skills in the Christian sector Helen studied theology at St John’s College Nottingham, specialising in pastoral care of the dying and bereaved. She has a passion for effective management in Christian organisations and for getting the right balance between faith and sound financial management.
Helen was part the ministry team at All Souls Church, Langham Place as director of administration from 1991 to 1999. She worked for the UK Evangelical Alliance from 1999 to 2016 as executive director: finance and services. In these roles her responsibilities included finance, HR, facilities, IT, team management, programme management, risk management, governance and as a member of the leadership team.
Helen now has a part time portfolio under the banner of Calder’s Consultancy: Sharing 40 years’ experience to equip charities, churches and individuals. She mentors women in leadership roles, trains charity trustees and writes resources. She has developed and runs the Transitions course for those preparing for retirement.
Helen has been a trustee of several Christian charities and a PCC (parochial church council) member of three Anglican churches in the UK. She is currently a board member of the European Evangelical Alliance.
Helen’s hobbies include giving hospitality, walking, reading, opera at Glyndebourne and wine tasting. She is actively involved in her local church and in building community where she lives.
Helen spent 4 months travelling in New Zealand in 2016/17 and a further 3 months in New Zealand in 2018/19.