Helen Lewis has worked in the environmental management field for over 20 years. She currently works as an environmental consultant specialising in product stewardship and sustainable packaging.

In this role she been closely involved in the development and implementation of the Australian Packaging Covenant and has assisted industry clients to implement more sustainable packaging practices.

Helen was the part-time chief executive of the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) for six years until November 2016. ABRI was established in 2008 to promote the diversion of batteries from landfill through safe and environmentally responsible recycling programs. Its members include battery manufacturers and retailers, recyclers, government agencies and environmental organisations with a commitment to battery stewardship.

Until 2001 Helen was Director of the Centre for Design at RMIT University where she managed an innovative research, consulting and training program to promote more sustainable design of buildings, products and packaging. Prior to this she worked for federal and state government agencies in a range of industry policy and environmental program roles, and as environment manager for the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association.