Travelling alone in some of the world’s wildest places, vulnerable and reliant on the kindness of strangers, taught me that we are all essentially the same. So, I feel lucky to be involved in the social sector and able to play a small part in improving society.
I started out in management development, founding a training consultancy with national clients in finance, utilities and the public sector before selling the business to an employee-controlled trust.
In 2012 I became Head of Fundraising for a national health charity and since then I have enjoyed the most rewarding ten years of my career. I’ve held roles including Head of Operations and Chief Operating Officer leading a royal charter charity with over 10,000 members. As a consultant, I tend to get involved in projects around finance, governance, and business development.
In 2018 I completed the Bayes Business School charities’ MSc. I have a Diploma in Charity Accounting, I’m affiliated to the Chartered Governance Institute, and I’m a Fellow of the RSA.
I’ve held many trustee and frontline voluntary roles working with disadvantaged and marginalised people. I’ve also led several charity challenge expeditions in Borneo, Brazil and Namibia.
My role at Eastside People is all about helping to make the whole team the best it can be so we can maximise our impact on the sector.