Based in regional Australia, Helen has produced over 300 events across the country and was awarded Victoria State Government Small Business Regional Hero Status and was twice a finalist in the Australian Event Manager of the Year Award.
An arts and cultural engagement consultant, she specialises in troubleshooting and mentoring with over 20 years’ experience in event management, festival direction, performance and executive roles to inform her work. Recent consultancies include trouble shooting in a struggling arts organisation, transitional management of a major regional festival, funding applications and acquittals, governance training, strategic planning facilitation and programming including producing, with the traditional owners, the ceremony to celebrate the Return to Country of Mungo Man.
Helen is member of the board of Regional Arts Victoria, the Creative Victoria Advisory Panel and various regional committees dedicated to community cultural development. Early in 2019, as part of her Masters of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership), Helen worked alongside producers at Teamwork Arts as they present the Jaipur Literary Festival in India. She composes and performs songs, is working on her first novel and is the mother of two talented artists.