Governance and Management


Helen Clare

Chief Executive Officer

FACP, Dip Phy (UOtago), Dip MDT

Helen graduated from Otago University, NZ as a Physiotherapist in 1975 and has lived and worked in Sydney, Australia since 1979. She under took post-graduate studies through Sydney University completing her Graduated Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1983, her Masters of Applied Science in 1989, and her Doctor of Philosophy – titled Evaluation of the McKenzie Method in 2005. In 2008 she became a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Helen joined the McKenzie Institute in 1986 as an Instructor for the Australian Branch, and was appointed an International Instructor for MII in 1989. She was appointed as the International Director of Education for the Institute in 1999 and performed this role until she August 2018. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2004.

Helen was appointed interim CEO of the McKenzie Institute in 2018.