Helen is responsible for leading communication activity at Ryder. She joined the practice in January 2016 following a business development role at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Graduating from her three year scholarship in professional musical theatre at the Urdang Academy, London in 2007, Helen toured the world with various productions before settling back in Newcastle in 2013 and discovering a new interest in the built environment. Outside of her role, Helen is passionate about engaging and nurturing the skills of the next generation to attract new talent to the diverse world of the construction industry. She regularly competes in 10k and half marathon races but is yet to accept the challenge of a full marathon.