Hellen is representative for the Hawke’s Bay Region. She is GIS Team Leader at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. Hellen is also a committee member for the NZEUG (New Zealand ESRI User Group). Hellen developed a strong interest in GIS when studying extramurally for a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts (Planning) through Massey. After 4 years as GIS Analyst for Marlborough District Council, Hellen moved to the Hawke’s Bay to take up the position of Senior GIS Analyst for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. Then in late 2016 she became Information Services Team Leader and recently became GIS Team Leader. Hellen has been involved in various geospatial projects including; implementation of HBRC’s enterprise and public map viewers, various regional shared services initiatives, ‘Retro-Lens’ a national historical imagery application, and managing HBRC’s GIS infrastructure move to the cloud.