Helen Smith is IMPALA’s Executive Chair. Originally from Scotland, Helen is nowawadays based in Brussels. She drives the organisation’s key strategies with the board on a political, commercial and promotional level. Having put thousands of independent companies and artists on the map of Europe by leveraging collective strength, IMPALA’s milestones are an impressive read, from Europe’s first ever class action court case on a merger and its tough stance on digital platforms who don’t play ball to its various action plans and awards schemes.