Helen is the First Assistant Secretary- Adaptation Science and Communications Division, within the Australian Government Dept of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. In this role Helen is responsible for the development of policy to address key market and regulatory barriers to adaptation. Helen also held the position of Project Director to Professor Ross Garnaut during the update in 2011 to the Garnaut Climate Change Review. Prior to joining the Department, Helen was the Manger of the Monetary and Fiscal Policy Unit at The Treasury and has held the position of Senior Economic Adviser within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Helen holds a degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (political science major). She began her career as a Treasury Analyst within investment bank NM Rothschild & Sons where she worked for seven years in both Sydney and London.

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