I became a consultant in 2011 and since that time I have worked for, and been inspired by many different organisations. I really enjoy being able to use my knowledge and skills to help clients – and I always find that there is so much I can learn from them in the process.
Over the course of a varied and successful career, I have worked in the academic and voluntary sectors as a researcher, manager and public policy specialist. Before turning freelance I worked at NCVO for nine years, initially as Senior Policy Officer and from 2009 – 2011 as Head of Policy. There I set NCVO’s policy agenda on a range of issues, from campaigning to climate change, and successfully led its campaign for charity law reform.
My work at NCVO gave me a thorough grounding in charity law and regulation and the importance of good governance. I also have first-hand experience of this, having been a Trustee of many organisations including the Women’s Resource Centre (Chair 2011-2014), Social Action for Health, LVSC and Crisis.
I currently lecture in Voluntary Sector Management at London Metropolitan University and was a visiting lecturer on the Charities Masters Programme at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School in 2013-14.
I am a member of the Oxfam UK Programme Policy Advisory Group and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.