Helene founded the company in 1992 and is the Managing Director. She has over 20 years of experience in management and consulting throughout Australia and internationally and has lived in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Helene has been at the forefront of sustainable development in Indigenous communities and the cultural and creative industries. She has been engaged as a policy adviser and business development consultant by both governments and the private sector.
Helene’s significant appointments and achievement include: UNESCO expert in sustainable development for the Convention for the Protection and Promotion for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; 2007 AusDavos Future Leadership award winner; keynote speaker at the First International Cultural and Creative Industries Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing; Member of the Prime Minister’s Working Party for Creativity in the Innovation Economy; and, Trustee 2007- 2013 Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Helene is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and holds a Graduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts. Helene is a truly global citizen, with European and Australian citizenship as well as African and Chinese cultural backgrounds.