I am a retired hospital consultant and previous trustee of our local hospice with a particular interest in governance. I have been a trustee since 2017 and chair the social enterprise committee.
I am a former Chief Executive working in social housing for almost 30 years, I have determination and am positive and enthusiastic and want to use my skills to help those wanting to get back on track in life.
I have worked in three Emmaus communities and in an alcohol rehabilitation centre all in France. I was a professional social worker in two inner London boroughs and have also been on the staff of a residential community in London. I am on the board of three other local charities and a national grant-making trust.
I’ve extensive senior management experience, having held positions with several global telecoms companies. I’m passionate about mentoring and supporting individuals so they may fulfil their true potential. Outside of work I enjoy singing, classic cars and following the ups and downs of my beloved Arsenal football club.
I have worked in various parts of the country during a legal career in the public service in which I served on multi agency groups in the fields of mental health and people trafficking which continue to be areas of particular interest to me.
I am a researcher in the area of Corporate Governance at Coventry University. I am a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). I also enjoy volunteering for other charities in Coventry and Warwickshire.
I’ve recently retired after 36 years working in social housing. Pre-retirement I led on delivering estate regeneration, large scale property refurbishment, property repair and health and safety for one of the Midland’s largest housing organisations. I’ve been fortunate enough to serve on a variety of boards and committees in the past and am delighted to now be helping support and grow the excellent work that Emmaus does in providing homes, skills and opportunity for people.
I run a small architectural practice, which means I can contribute to the business affairs to do with running the organisation, and help with all property related matters.