Helen Higgs is Head of Organisational Capability at EDF Energy for Hinkley Point C (HPC) and nuclear development. She manages the workforce strategy for the infrastructure project including delivering social value and increased diversity.
Prior to working on HPC, Helen was HR Director for Areva, more focused on the decommissioning side of the nuclear industry, and built strong ties with national skills bodies and higher education.
Before moving to nuclear, Helen ran a strategy consultancy supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises on growth plans and public organisations, including universities and local councils, on specific projects.
Outside of work, Helen is a qualified coach and aims to support young people who are finding themselves on the outside of society. This is part of a long-held desire to unite business and work opportunities with disaffected groups. Helen sees joining the Business in the Community South West Advisory Board as an ideal opportunity to contribute and build in this area.
She likes to garden and to take very active walking or cycling holidays to keep her busy.