Helen Meates is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of PJT Partners, based in New York. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Ms. Meates worked at Morgan Stanley for 22 years, most recently serving as a Managing Director. Ms. Meates spent the majority of her career at Morgan Stanley in Global Capital Markets, including nine years in Leveraged Finance. In 2011 she was appointed as Deputy Head of Global Capital Markets and co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Commitment Committee. In November 2013 she assumed the role of Global Chief Operating Officer for the Research Division and was appointed to the Institutional Securities Operating Committee. Ms. Meates also served on the firm’s Institutional Securities Risk Committee, Microfinance Advisory Board and Diversity Committee. Ms. Meates serves on the boards of the SMA Foundation and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. She received a law degree (LLB) from Canterbury University in New Zealand and an MBA from Columbia Business School.