25 Jun

CILEx Regulation’s Chief Executive moves on

After four years as Chief Executive at CILEx Regulation and 11 years at the wider CILEx organisation, Helen Whiteman is moving on to a new role as Chief Executive at the Chartered Institute of Taxation.


During Helen’s time at CILEx, the Royal Charter project was brought to a successful conclusion, CILEx members were granted additional rights (such as the ability to apply for roles in the Government Legal Service) and CILEx Regulation was granted the ability to authorise Alternative Business Structures – a key capability for the future. Helen has been instrumental in giving CILEx Regulation an increasingly prominent voice in a changing legal landscape and instilling the organisation with her commitment to high standards, fairness and diversity.

Helen leaves at the end of August and recruitment for her successor will begin over the summer.


Helen said: “I am very lucky and immensely proud to have been a small part of CILEx’s story. Whoever follows me as the new CEO at CILEx Regulation will inherit a hardworking, knowledgeable, committed and fun team, supported by a strong Board.”


Sam Younger, CILEx Regulation’s Chair, said: “Helen has been an exceptional leader at CILEx Regulation, overseeing the organisation’s growth and development during a time of rapid change in the legal sector. Her emphasis on building capability as well as a positive culture mean she leaves the organisation in a strong position to face future challenges. I wish her all the very best at the Chartered Institute of Taxation.”