I joined as an Executive Director in September 2011 and I am delighted to still be involved in an organisation that provides amazing opportunities to Children, Young People and communities. We have come a long way over the past six years and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved.
As a member of the Board and new Executive Team my responsibilities include strategic leadership and transformation, ensuring effective governance and ultimately making sure the organisation is financially secure. I also fulfil the Company Secretary Role.
I gained a degree in Sports Science from Sunderland University and began my working career as a fitness test coordinator. This involved testing how fit people were and writing them fitness plans to improve their fitness. I then moved into leisure management before deciding I wanted to explore the world and go travelling. My first stop was Europe where I packed my tent and guitar along with a pal and went busking, it was certainly an interesting experience. From there I went to Mexico and Cuba before ending my travels in Asia. These were amazing experiences and something I will never forget, they certainly helped shape me as an individual.
I always knew I wanted to work with children and families and try to help improve things, this has always been important to me. My career in this area has been varied and I am now a senior leader within Children and Young People Services with significant experience in strategy and commissioning services. My current role is Head of Business Transformation and Strategic Commissioning at Doncaster Council and Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group.