Helen works in a transversal role supporting projects across C40’s Energy & Buildings and Food & Waste teams. These sectors, combined, account for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in many cities, and Helen relishes the wide-ranging urban systems perspective that the role provides.

Prior to C40, Helen worked in a small architectural practice tackling a range of projects, including maintenance and strategic reporting projects for public building portfolios. She has also worked with the Yale Sustainable Food Program.

Helen holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Architecture from Yale University, specialising in urban environments. She is based in Cape Town.