HEAD OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
Tell us a bit about you
I love to travel, especially to the USA. I love the shopping in New York, the nightlife in Miami and the buzz of Las Vegas. We even got married and renewed our vows in Caesars Palace, Vegas! When I’m not travelling, I love spending time at home with my husband and dog. For many years I was a trustee for YMCA Northumberland, but recently held the position of chair of governors for a local school. Nowadays, I use my free time to spend time with my family by helping out with the family business.
Tell us a bit about your career
I have always worked in finance – initially in commercially focused companies until I worked for a Learning Trust who supported hard to reach learners, and then I was hooked! I love the satisfaction I get from working in education, making a small contribution to the learner journey. From there, I moved into further education, working within various schools within NCG Newcastle College. I later progressed into NCG group finance function with responsibility for the finances of multiple colleges, supporting and advising Principalships, which was extremely rewarding.
I joined NCFE in August 2016, originally working in Planning and Performance, but later merged with Finance to head up the Financial Services department. I feel a strong alignment with the values and ethos of NCFE and am amazed at the outstanding commitment of the staff on a daily basis. Even though it might be in a small way, I love that I still get an opportunity to impact positively on learners’ lives.