Meet the Board

Helen Atkinson

Helen was born in Zambia, raised in Johannesburg, attended high school at St Mary’s DSG in Pretoria and obtained a BA degree in Psychology and English at UCT in 1976. She studied a post graduate programme in Human Resource Management and has focused her long-standing interest in labour law by attending ongoing training with specialist labour law firms.

She has run her own HR consultancy for more than thirty years, with the majority of her clients being in the non-profit and development sectors as well as in the independent schools’ arena. In addition to the broad ambit of labour law, she has worked extensively in performance management in schools. She has occupied various roles in school governance and continues to consult to independent schools.

She has been married to Alban for 37 years and has two wonderful sons, one of whom is an educator and the other who works in the fourth-generation family business.