Please tell us a bit about yourself

After leaving college in 1981, I became an au pair in Paris (I originally wanted to be a linguist). On returning to the UK I started working in an office as a junior secretary. My career continued on this route, which led to me being a PA for 16 years for a CEO/Chairman of a FTSE 250 company. Towards the end of that period I qualified with two postgraduate certificates – MBA (Business) and CIPD (HR) – the plan was to move into an HR career.

My HR career was then put on hold with the arrival of triplets!

I have worked at Tall Ships Youth Trust for 11 years – moving from part-time to full time as my children have grown older.

In my spare time I enjoy having fun with my family!

Please tell us a bit about your role at Tall Ships Youth Trust

In my role as Fundraising Officer I focus on High Level Donors, individual giving and cash appeals. 

What has been your most memorable moment at Tall Ships Youth Trust?

Feeling empowered and the feeling that my input makes a difference!

What is one thing you think people should know about Tall Ships Youth Trust?

We offer the chance for young people to have the opportunity to develop their full life potential.

Please describe your job in three words

Fulfilling, motivational, juggling.

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

For being able to recite a French tongue twister.