Helen has spent her career in music. Following an early career break with publisher Faber and Faber where she was appointed Commissioning Editor, Music Books, Helen has gone on to leadership roles in broadcast television (she was an award-winning Commissioning Editor with Channel 4 Television) and in orchestral administration, as Managing Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra. For 12 years, Helen was Arts Council England’s Director, Music, first in London then nationally, overseeing public investment in music and music education. Helen has worked as an independent recruitment consultant, advising arts charities on senior executive appointments, and since April 2022 has been Senior Consultant with arts and culture recruitment specialists, AEM International. Helen is a non-Executive Director with St Martin-in-the-Fields Limited, and a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Ancient Music.