Helen Slinger - European Channel Leadership Forum

Helen Slinger

Helen Slinger is Director of BT's Product Supply Business - the IT arm of BT's Enterprise organisation.

She leads a team of over 220 people providing BT's business customers with end-to-end IT solutions.

Helen has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry, starting out aged 21 at IT reseller, Crown Computers. Since then she's had roles in both distribution and resellers, working across lots of different disciplines including customer service, sales, product management and marketing.

Helen was part of the team that took Dabs Direct online - securing its place as the UK's first online IT reseller. She played a key role in helping it grow to become one of the UK's largest and most successful internet retailers and an attractive acquisition for BT.

Helen is chair of BT's regional board in the North West; a trustee of the Greater Manchester Academies Trust and represents BT on the North West Business Leadership Team.

She is a well known name in the UK IT industry and has a number of accolades to her name. She was named as the IODs North West Young Director of the year in 2016 and in 2017 she was a finalist in their Director of the Year large Company category. She was also named by CRN as one of the Top 50 most influential women in the IT channel.

On a personal note Helen grew up on the family farm in Lancashire. She is mum to Thom, a rugby mad nine year old and lives with him in Lancashire.