Helen Colebrook

Sector Manager, Parliamentary Group.

Phone +6421 222 8607, email

Helen Colebrook Helen joined the Office in December 2017.  She is responsible for the Ministry of Defence, the New Zealand Defence Force, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the New Zealand Customs Service, and a number of agencies in the arts, culture, heritage, sports, and broadcasting sectors.

Before joining the Office, Helen held management and advisory roles in the Ministry of Health. Helen has previously held senior policy, investigation, and law reform roles at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, and the Law Commission.

Sector and audit responsibilities

  • Armed Forces Canteen Council
  • Arts Council of NZ Toi Aotearoa (Creative New Zealand)
  • Asia New Zealand Foundation
  • Broadcasting Standards Authority
  • Drug Free Sport NZ
  • Freeview Limited
  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
  • Kippenberger Library Trust
  • Kordia Group Limited
  • Ministry of Defence 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
  • Museum of NZ – Te Papa Tongarewa
  • New Zealand Army Central Welfare Fund
  • New Zealand Army Non-Public Funds 
  • New Zealand Army - Singapore Fund 
  • New Zealand Antarctic Institute 
  • New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute
  • New Zealand Customs Service 
  • New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)
  • New Zealand Film Commission
  • New Zealand Lotteries Commission
  • New Zealand On Air 
  • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 
  • Office of Film and Literature Classification
  • Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited
  • Pacific Cooperation Foundation
  • Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum
  • Radio NZ Limited - (Crown Entity)
  • RNZAF Air Bank
  • RNZAF Central Fund
  • RNZAF Museum Trust Board
  • RNZAF Sports Association
  • Royal New Zealand Naval Benevolent Fund
  • Royal New Zealand Naval Officers Benevolent Trust
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Central Fund 
  • Sport New Zealand 
  • Television New Zealand Limited
  • Te Papa Foundation
  • The National Pacific Radio Trust
  • Veterans Medical Research Trust Fund

Page last updated:  30 October 2019

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