Helle Haxgart received her MPA degree in 2008. She received a Law degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1996. Throughout practically her entire career, she has worked at the State Administration, where she now holds the top position. In addition to her master’s degree program, she has completed a conflict resolution training program and a number of job-specific courses.
In 1997, Helle Haxgart was employed as a legal officer at the Copenhagen State Administration Office. In 2001, she briefly moved to the Ministry for the Interior, returning to the Copenhagen State Administration Office only six months later, this time being hired first as a deputy head and then as a division head.
In 2006, she became the Associate Director of the State Administration for the Capital City Region, a position in which she remained until 2010—it was during this period that she completed the MPA program at CBS. In 2010, after finishing her education, she became the Director of the State Administration for Zealand, and in 2013, she became the overall Director of the State Administration; in connection with the latter position, she was responsible for the merging and ultimately became the head of the five regional state administrations as well as the secular head of Denmark’s dioceses.
As Director of the State Administration and secular head of the dioceses, Helle Haxgart also carries out a number of different tasks for the Monarchy, and she has seats on the boards of directors of a number of monasteries, historical foundations, scholarship foundations and other foundations. In 2013, she was made a Knight and in 2014 a Knight First Class of the Order of the Dannebrog.