Helen Kennett

Director of UK Government Relations, Rolls-Royce

Helen Kennett is Director of UK Government Relations, Rolls-Royce plc and joined the company in 2010. In her role she is responsible for UK Government Relations, CHQ Government Relations issues and works with the Regional and Country Directors on UK international political issues and management of political risk. This role covers all business and functional issues inside the Group.

Helen was previously Head of Government Relations at Thales UK where she successfully led government relations campaigns on major defence bids.

Before joining Thales Helen was Public Affairs Manager for Railtrack and previously worked at the Engineering Employers’ Federation. On graduating in Politics and Law, Helen started her career in Westminster working for an MP.