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Date: 14 December 2021 | Category: Company news

Safetykleen is proud to announce that Helen Copestick has joined the Leadership Team as Group General Counsel, effective 22 November 2021.

Helen brings a strong combination of strategic, commercial and compliance expertise to Safetykleen. She was previously the Head of Legal for Northern Europe at Vodafone Business, leading their legal team in delivering complex global IT outsourcing solutions for their customers, as well as supporting on all regulatory and compliance matters for over five years. Prior to this, Helen was with Cable & Wireless Worldwide for 6 years, as their Deputy General Counsel, advising on all areas of legal, regulatory and compliance risk as well as working on various key strategic projects. Helen started her career as a corporate M&A lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright which is a global law firm in London.

“The Board, Apax and I are delighted to welcome Helen to the team,” said Safetykleen CEO Erwin Wieffering. “She brings critical competencies and experience to Safetykleen to support our growth ambition. With her experience in building highly successful legal functions in multi-national matrix organisations, as well as her pragmatic and solutions-based approach to risk management, she is a great addition to the Leadership Team.”

Helen Copestick Safetykleen

I am delighted to be joining the Safetykleen family and look forward to developing strong working relations with each of the countries in which we operate, in order to support the exciting growth opportunities across Safetykleen globally. I am also proud to be part of a company that places such a strong emphasis on playing its part in creating a better, safer and greener future for the world.

Helen Copestick, Safetykleen Group General Counsel

Please join us in welcoming Helen to the Safetykleen family!