Helen Charteris


Helen Charteris, Managing Director, Alexander Jackson Executive Search, and Ambassador & Careers Advisor, WES

Helen is a veteran of the recruitment and executive search industry. She is a trusted career advisor to WES (Women's Engineering Society). Having started her recruitment career over 30 years ago, she has provided professional recruitment services across many disciplines, including Energy, Utilities & Power, FMCG. Her sourcing has always been at a senior level, and she has worked for varied and diverse organisations on a global basis.


►Received the Gillian Skinner Award, awarded by The Women’s Engineering Society. The award is made to recognise a significant contribution to the Society.

►Has spoken at Westminster at The Carbon 09 conference on skills shortages within Renewable Energy

►An active member and careers adviser for members of The Women's Engineering Society

►CIGRE, UK Women’s Network Executive Committee - Special Adviser, part of the executive team of the new Cigre UK Women’s Network.

►Has been involved in promoting women into senior positions since around 2007, her experience shows that there are many qualified women in engineering that, unfortunately but factually, can be overlooked when competing in the job market. This is one reason that she focuses on getting more females into senior positions across her specialism.

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