Board of Trustees
I’m an Investment Director at Big Society Capital, a financial institution dedicated to social impact investment in the U.K. My role includes investing in projects that enable charities & social enterprises to deliver crucial services ranging from social housing to mental health support to affordable credit.
I’m really pleased to support Bexley Mencap’s fantastic work as a leading learning disability provider and to share with the Board my experience in finance, consulting and social impact. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis and I look forward to joining an upcoming Bexley Mencap Tennis session!
I am a specialist in Human Resources, having worked in the field for nearly two decades in both generalist and specialist roles. I have held senior roles delivering transformational change to People services. I am currently the Director of People and Organisational Development for Dementia UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as well as a Member of the British Psychological Society.
I took up my first Trustee role in 2016 and feel that my experience of Charity governance together with my expert knowledge of HR makes me a valuable asset to our team.
My focus is on ensuring that we deliver excellent outcomes for the people we support, whilst also ensuring good financial governance and return on investment on all services being delivered.
My career is in Project Management, with experience gained across Finance, Health and Higher Education sectors. I’m currently Programme Director at Goldsmiths College, overseeing an agenda centred on achieving financial sustainability. I hope to contribute to the board by supporting the realisation of Bexley Mencap’s strategy, ensuring that we’re able to optimise the support we offer to our members. When not working, you may well find me out running, either training for, or recovering from, one of the many half marathon events in/around London.
I have been involved with people with learning disabilities and their families or carers both as a learning disabilities nurse and in the education of future nurses for people with learning disabilities for nearly 40 years.
I hope to bring that professional experience to the Board of Trustees and to Bexley Mencap in order to ensure that health and wellbeing are a key focus of any related strategic work in the organisation.
I spend weekends walking in the Kent countryside and return to my home County of Dorset as aften as I can.
I live in Welling and have been a solicitor for over 20 years.
I look to bring my experience of managing small teams and general legal knowledge to help Bexley Mencap achieve it’s aims.
I like spending my leisure time assisting on archaeology sites.
I am a carer for my brother who has a learning disability, he attends a centre locally with the ambition of one day having a supported job.
I have worked with special educational needs schools to improve participation and access to sport. I have organised large scale sporting events as well as conferences and meetings for teachers and carers to raise awareness of sporting events and inclusion. I hope to transfer these skills to benefit local people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. I am looking forward to meeting Mencap members and helping wherever I can, however I can.