Helen is Curator of the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art and manages the Wesfarmers’ Arts sponsorship programme which provides $3 million annually to the performing and visual arts in Western Australia and nationally. Prior to joining Wesfarmers in 1999, Helen was Curator of Australian Art at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia. She has curated several exhibitions and written on Australian art for a range of publications. Helen joined the Board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2008, serving in the role for 8 years and retiring in August 2016. She now serves on the Boards of the West Australian Chamber for Arts and Culture and the SHEILA Foundation.

In August 2019 Helen was awarded the Business Leadership Award in the national Creative partnerships Australia Arts leadership awards.