Helen Hopper - Partner
When I started asking ‘why’ incessantly at the age of three my mother naturally assumed it was a stage I would pass through. She is still waiting. I am insatiably curious, some would say downright beaky, about what is going on, why things are the way they are, and what might happen if we pressed that button there, or did the whole thing backwards… I’m known for my enthusiasm, judgement of people and situations, and my ability to connect with and facilitate development of individuals and groups who find themselves in challenging and complex environments.
I began my career as a systems integrator with Accenture, where I found that getting the technology right was the simple part – making systems useful and valuable was far harder. I moved into change management of large scale programmes in the public and telecoms sectors, with an increasing focus on people and performance. This led me to head up SHL’s competency design practice group for several years, and then run the assessment division of niche leadership consultancy The Thinking Partnership. I’m now a Partner of HCubed (originally VHM Consulting) which I co-founded in 2010.
My current clients include Dyson, Freshfields, KPMG, Disguise, Direct Line Group, Sony Pictures, Wales Audit Office, Fox Williams, Ingeus. Mercia Capital Partners.