Helena is the Head of Public Policy at Cifas, the UK’s largest not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation. She was previously a Senior Research Fellow and head of the UK Economic Crime Programme at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, where she remains an Associate Fellow.

Earlier in her career, Helena spent over a decade in public service in the UK, with positions at the National Crime Agency, the Asset Recovery Agency, HM Treasury, and the Charity Commission.