Helen Brewer qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the London office of KPMG after studying Geography and French at the University of Southampton in the UK. After three years working for a real estate agency in the City of London, she moved to Brussels to work for an American medical device company. In 1999 Helen joined International Crisis Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. Helen oversaw the finance and human resources functions through twelve years of rapid but disciplined growth, and as CFO and member of the Senior Management Team Helen reported to two Crisis Group Presidents (Hon. Louise Arbour and Gareth Evans, AC QC) and attended the twice annual Board meetings. Helen is Board member of the Institute for Integrated Transitions.