What are you passionate about?
I’m super passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion as well as the Welsh language. Volunteering is also another aspect that I’m really passionate about. I’ve learnt so much from volunteers that I’ve managed but also the incredible opportunities that you get from volunteering yourself.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I love to swim and I’m attempting to get back out there and doing some short runs. I’m also a member of Hijinx Theatre’s inclusive community theatre group, Odyssey, which features a mixture of actors with learning disabilities and/or autism, and neurotypical actors who perform together as equal partners. Each December, the company produces a Christmas show at Wales Millennium Centre, which is supported by a professional production team.
I’m also a Trustee for Hijinx Theatre – a professional theatre company working to pioneer, produce and promote opportunities for actors with learning disabilities and/or autism to create outstanding productions.
I also like to hang out with my 14 year old son, Gruff, we do lots of fun things together from riding our bikes to Ninja Warrior!
What’s it like working in the education/charity industry?
It’s amazing – I enjoyed my time working for Virgin Money but I did miss the charity sector. Working in the charity sector, opens you to an incredibly diverse opportunity to see, learn about and influence so many different things. Working for a charity is incredibly rewarding – it’s a career path that focuses on driving change and helping to improve the lives of others. Charities are full of inspirational people from different backgrounds, each one with a story to tell that is sure to keep motivations high. I love the fact that I’ve been given the opportunity to be part of Future First’s vision of a world where a young person’s start in life does not limit their future.
What’s one unusual or interesting fact about you?
I have a recurring dream that my hands turn into crumpets!
Which of your role models would you most like to meet and why?
Emma Thompson – she’s simply a lovely human being. For her work as an actress, producer, writer and activist, campaigning for victims of abuse.
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