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 organisations on senior executive appointments, and is an Associate with Not-for-Profit recruitment specialists, Execucare. In January 2020, Helen was appointed to the Board of St Martin in the Fields Limited; in December 2020, she joins the Board of the Academy of Ancient Music.