Board of Trustees-Helen Birchenough
Helen has been a trustee and chair of a number of organisations in Wiltshire for over twenty years. She has been a board member of the Salisbury Playhouse before, leading the capital campaign to build the rehearsal and community rooms and chairing from 2008 -2012. Soon after leaving the Playhouse Board she joined the Salisbury International Arts Festival and became Chair in 2016, just as the first steps towards merger were being made; and led the Festival to become part of Wiltshire Creative. Helen is currently Chair of Arts Council England for the South West and a member of ACE National Council. She has been very involved in education in Wiltshire too, chairing Wiltshire College from 2013 – 2018 and is a great believer in the power of both education and the arts to change lives. Helen is a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire.