I believe in the power of the charity sector and care passionately about what we do. I would like more charities to think about mergers and partnerships as a strategic option during their strategy planning cycle.
I have worked in the charity sector for 25 years. For over 15 different charities and volunteered for many more. I began my charity journey as a Community Fundraiser for Whizz-kidz, moving to the British Red Cross and British Heart Foundation as fundraising project Manager. I moved to Operations Director and then CEO at Hemihelp. My last role before joining Eastside People was COO at the Mix.
I love sorting the many problems charities have and organising all the tricky operations, finance and HR and helping charities to be more efficient and effective.
When I am not working I am looking after my daughter and son and they progress from primary to secondary school. And I look after myself with swimming, singing in my local choir and recently I have embraced running.