Associate Director, LondonSpecialisms:
My specialisms include all aspects of corporate foundations – set up, governance, strategy, programme design, communication and evaluation – general sustainability strategy development and integration, community investment, big ideas and flagship initiatives, purpose, cross sector partnerships, stakeholder engagement and ESG.
From starting out in the third sector and working in community development abroad, I entered the world of corporate responsibility almost 20 years ago via a seconded role to Microsoft from NSPCC. I then spent 11 years with Corporate Citizenship before leaving to freelance. That journey landed me at Harlequins Rugby Club, where I spent almost 3 years. I supported a number of small businesses and charities while freelancing and helped an independent city communications agency to establish a sustainability offer, before returning to Corporate Citizenship in November 2019.
Client and Project Experience:
I have advised a wide range of UK and international organisations across various sectors including Diageo, Caterpillar, AstraZeneca, Vodafone, BMW and Airbus on many aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. I also set up and managed a new foundation for Harlequins Rugby FC in Twickenham, and supported the Wimbledon Foundation on the development of its national strategy.
Person I most admire:
I admire those who find a positive in difficult circumstances, and are able to use that positive for the benefit of themselves and others.