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Helen Cook, Major Performing Arts Panel


Helen is the Partner in charge of KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources Group and has over 20 years of corporate and commercial experience in managing accounting and professional law services firms, with a focus on the energy and natural resources.

She has combined her focus in the resource sector with a love of the arts and is a Board member of the Perth Theatre Trust and former Chairman of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, serving on the Board for more than six years until 2010.  Helen has chaired the Cultural Chairs Group in Western Australia and was closely involved in transitioning into the new Chamber of Arts and Culture WA.

Helen is Chairman of the KPMG Art Advisory Board, which is leading the building of a contemporary art collection for its Perth office. She is a former Council member of the “Friends of the Festival” (Perth International Arts Festival) and holds several other Board and advisory positions in the community, including the Advisory Board at UWA for Mining Energy and Natural Resources Law, the Board of the Perth Theatre Trust and the Australian Energy Alliance.

Past roles in the community include Board member of the Petroleum Club of WA, a Council member for the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, State Chairman of the Australian Marketing Institute of WA and Board member of the Volunteer Task Force (WA) and the Australian Heart Foundation (WA).