Helga Henry: Director and Chair

A skilled leader of groups, event host and speaker, Helga Henry is a consultant who specialises in bringing strategy to life by building communication skills and confidence.  Clients include Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester; Coventry City of Culture and Jerwood Arts.

Before working in her own consultancy practice she was Director of Organisational Development at Birmingham Hippodrome, a role which focused on the organisation’s culture and leadership (especially its investment in staff, board and volunteers).

A former Clore fellow (2008-2010 NESTA supported fellow for Entrepreneurial Organisations), she now develops emerging cultural leaders, most recently in partnership with Lara Ratnaraja on the highly acclaimed RE:Present and ASTONish programmes – Transforming the Diversity of Cultural Leadership (both funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England).

In 2016 she published “NetworkAbility: Building Your Business One Relationship At A Time” with co-author Andy Bass.