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 board of Salisbury International Arts Festival and became Chair in 2016, just as the first steps towards the merger were being made. Helen led the Festival to become part of Wiltshire Creative. Helen is currently Chair of Arts Council England, South West and a member of ACE’s 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.