Born: Sheffield, UK
Languages: English, some Dutch. Would love to speak Japanese.
Education: BA (hons) Fine Art. Professional training: Managing Teams; Leadership; Organisational Development; PMEL; Managing Conflict; Finance for Non-Financials, Open Space Methodologies
Joined the team: August 2007
Hobbies: Pottery, Kintsugi, Collecting Kimonos, Photography
Helen has over 20 years’ experience in managing diverse teams, in a variety of sectors.
She previously worked in bookselling and event management and has enjoyed a long tenure at Child Helpline International in a number of operational roles. Her enthusiasm for the work of child helplines is infectious, and she is a leading advocate for the tireless work of our members. Helen’s own passions cover a wide variety of interests, from visual arts and sewing to international development and politics; she is a keen watcher of trends in the online environment and loves nothing more than exchanging ideas and dreams with colleagues, members and friend alike.
“I am constantly amazed by the work and resilience of our members, they are constantly innovating and fighting for the rights of children everywhere, I am humbled to support them. I sincerely believe that as a network of likeminded individuals, that we are stronger and more powerful together.”
To show a good example to my daughters that women are community builders, and that female leadership and spirit can change the world for the better.
Personal core values
Values everyone’s contribution, believes in personal connection and a creative approach to problem solving.