Dame Helen Alexander (1957-), Chairman of UBM plc; former President of CBI
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In 2009, after stepping down as Chief Executive of the media company, the Economist Group, Alexander was appointed as the first woman President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Her three-year tenure oversaw a period of financial crisis and debates over executive pay. In recent years she has served as chairman for a number of companies, and is Chancellor of Southampton University. In 2011 Alexander was appointed a Dame in recognition of her work as President of the CBI.