I have been involved in the management, leadership, and growth of services for adults and young people for over 25 years. I have experience of working in local government and central government settings but for the last 20+ years I have been working in the charitable sector.
I am passionate about the tangible impacts Charities have in making a real and lasting difference to people’s lives and has been lucky enough to witness this in abundance over the years. These positive outcomes are what motivate and drive me to continue making a difference.
I have held various non-executive positions over the years. In the recent past these have included roles within the Housing sector, Governor for Lancashire and South Cumbria Health Trust, BBC Children in Need Regional Advisory committee covering the North of England and a Board member of the Local Care Organisation in Rochdale.
I am currently a Trustee for a learning disability charity called One Fylde. They provide support, accommodation and activities for adults and young people with learning disabilities. One Fylde supports over 230 individuals and employs over 430 staff.
I am also a Trustee for the Birchall Trust. They provide counselling & supporting for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Cumbria and Lancashire.