Kurrumbene – the project and advocacy specialist is a consultancy service operated by Helen Murray.

Kurrumbene delivers a tailored and personal style of service to add value to our clients’ businesses,  projects and reputations.

Helen works alongside clients from the outset – to grasp what they want to achieve. Project plans are then tailored to suit their needs and budget. Helen is a proven specialist at forming project teams with the right expertise and attitude and managing the whole project delivery process for you the client.

Kurrumbene values relationships and clients typically come through word of mouth and referral.

Project teams can vary in size from one, up to a panel of specialists being coordinated to deliver quality outcomes that move your business or organisation forward. Each project team is tailored to bring the right expertise to the table at the right point in each client assignment.

We love to help our clients to succeed.


Helen Murray is an experienced professional with a track record of success in the agribusiness, sustainable timber and rural health workforce sectors.

Her career spans commercial roles in agribusiness, heading up national industry associations, leading national networks for timber communities and for rural health students and early career graduates; and she has extensive project management and advocacy experience.

Helen is a specialist at ‘connecting the city and the bush’, with a strong understanding of the nuances of doing business in, or serving members in regional Australia.  She was recently engaged for four years by Timber Communities Australia –  immersed in social licence and community impact aspects of the timber sector. She is a graduate of the University of Queensland (Bachelor of Economics), has a Professional Certificate in Mediation and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Kurrumbene has delivered projects for a wide range of clients.

For example we have done assignments for : Advance Trading Australasia, Australian Local Government Association, AUSAid,  Barwon Darling Alliance, Fairfax Media, Farmwide (subsidiary National Farmers’ Federation), FarmSafe Australia,  Federal and NSW government departments, Grains Research & Development Corporation, regional development organisations,  Rural Health Workforce Australia, Special One Grain Co-Op,  The Grain and Feed Trade Association (London), Telstra Countrywide, The Riverina Anglican College, Waratah Seeds.

History & Origins

The company’s name reflects the Murray family pioneering heritage. Helen’s grandparents’ home was a rural property named “Kurrumbene”, located on the limestone plains of Canberra on land that became part of the suburbs of Narrabundah, Griffith and Fyshwick. Upon her grandfather’s safe return from Gallipolli and the battlefields of the Western Front, he took up this soldier settlement block and later added to it.

Kurrumbene’s first office in 2000 was located in the National Press Club building on National Circuit in the Canberra suburb of Barton. This wasn’t far from the original boundary fences of “Kurrumbene”. Helen’s professional focus on connecting the city and the bush makes her especially fond of Australia’s ‘bush capital.’