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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCT COMMERCIALISATION
Tell us a bit about you
I'm a proud Scottish person, although I’ve been south of border longer than I care to mention. I live in Whitley Bay with my children. I spend a lot of my spare time on the beach – walking the dog and occasionally dabbling in sea swimming. I’m a big fan of music and cinema and I love travelling.
Tell us a bit about your career
I went to Art College when I left school (I’ve always had a real interest in photography, art and design). My first couple of jobs were with Advertising and Design studios – great social life, but not the career for me long term, so I went to college in the evening to get some A Levels and then studied Law at University. After training as a solicitor, I decided that a legal career wasn’t for me either and I joined Sage, which gave me broad experience across a range of commercial, sales and operational roles. I then spent several years with an HR outsourcing organisation before joining NCFE in 2018.
I joined NCFE on an interim basis to support with the set up and build of the new EPA business. I was immediately struck by the commitment, passion and integrity of the people I worked with at NCFE – and it was the people and the purpose which persuaded me to stay. I can honestly say that I’ve never worked for an organisation with such focus on values and support – support for the sector, the learner and between colleagues. I spent much of my career searching for something which would provide the right balance between ambition and purpose and I feel fortunate to have found NCFE.