Business graduate who spent many years working in television advertising and sponsorship. Re-trained as a secondary school teacher (BEd.), specialising in Business, ICT and Marketing. Led a team as a Head of Faculty specialising in alternative curriculum and vocational education. Promoted to Senior Management team, devised and delivered staff training and mentored newly qualified teachers. Passionate about equality and opportunity in learning and its impact on social mobility.
Took a break to raise my family and studied for a degree in Psychology (BSc.) with the Open University. Trustee of the charity Forca – Strength Against Cancer. An eternal student with real interest in current affairs, loves travel, adventure and sharing a table with my family and friends.