Helen was appointed Financial Administrator for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn in April 2011 by then Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
She grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in Murtoa, Victoria with 5 siblings. Educated at Mary’s Mount (now Loreto College) Ballarat, and gaining a Business degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Helen worked as a Financial Accountant in Melbourne in start up and advertising agencies, before spending 3 years in Philadelphia USA. Arriving back in Australia, her family moved to Canberra where she worked for 12 years in a not-for-profit environment organisation ending her time there as the National CFO for Greening Australia.
Helen is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants and is also involved in many Boards and local organisations.