Helen and her husband own and manage a large outdoor pig farm in Canterbury after previously running a dairy farm in Southland. Helen is passionate about the pork industry, acting as an industry representative for more than a decade with a particular focus in the areas of welfare and environment. In 2019, she was awarded an AGMARDT Individual Scholarship and is undertaking Institute of Director (IOD) courses. She has also been awarded an IOD Emerging Director Award for the Canterbury region, giving her a director internship on the Board of Electricity Ashburton. Helen’s other passion is as a volunteer children’s sport coach.