Helen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and holds a Master of Performance Studies, with a long career in international theatre, festivals and public art. Helen was Artistic Director of the landmark UK / Australia Season British program in Australia, featuring 190 collaborative events in 2021-22. Currently Director of British Council in Australia, she leads a vision for mutual understanding and connection through culture. Helen was for ten years a producer and consultant to Australian cultural organisations, ranging from the National Association of Visual Arts to Sydney Festival, and spent the previous decade in London theatre, most recently at the Royal Court. She has served on the Board of Directors of Playwriting Australia, Monkey Baa ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, and the UK Council of the International Theatre Institute.