Helen joined The Australian Women's Weekly after 12 years in newspapers working as the Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, Night Editor of The Australian and a number of roles on The Daily Telegraph. She has also reported from London where she was the European Correspondent for News Ltd. Helen began her career in Adelaide television before moving to Canberra Press Gallery with the Seven Network.
She is also the chairperson of the Federal Governments Positive Body Image Awards, a board member of the National Adoption Awareness Week and an ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
Q. What has been your career highlight to date?
Winning magazine of the year in my first year as editor of AWW.
Q. Complete this sentence: "If I wasn't an Editor I'd be …"
A political journalist based in the Canberra press gallery.
Q. What are your top three 'can't live without' beauty products?
My Armani designer lift foundation, mascara and skin food a German moisturiser I purchase through a health food store.
Q. Describe your number one fashion moment?
I don't think I have ever had a fashion moment. If I could I would wear a tracksuit every day of my life so I compromise by wearing a lot of black pants, dresses, jackets and tops.
Q. Who do you draw style inspiration from?
I hesitate to name someone I take inspiration from because I am very lazy about fashion. But I think Cate Blanchett always gets it just right, and I have always admired Jana Wendt's simple, elegant approach to clothes. I think Kate Waterhouse has great style as does her mother Gai and I think Georgie Gardner gets it right every morning on the Today Show.
Q. Complete this sentence: 'I'd spend my last hundred dollars on…."
A bottle of red wine (in winter) or champagne (in summer).