Helen has over twenty years’ experience in building capability, audience development and management in the arts and cultural industry. Her passion is to enable arts organisations, artists and practitioners build audiences and develop their capability for a stronger creative industry in Aotearoa.
She is currently Senior Adviser Audience Development and Capability at Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and has held marketing and development roles both in the UK and New Zealand. These include roles at the Auckland Theatre Company, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, the Oxford Playhouse and the Watford Palace Theatre.
As well as her love for the arts, she is a keen swimmer and triathlete and likes to take part in Ironman triathlons. Helen joined the DTNZ’s advisory board last year and has enjoyed contributing to its strategic development.