I worked as an economist and senior executive in the private sector before moving into the education field. I worked across all phases of education, latterly as an education chief officer, before setting up my own consultancy specialising in organisational change and transformation and leadership coaching.
Currently, I am a non-executive director for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) and their board lead for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). I am an associate non-executive director for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust and am a lay member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (an advisory non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care).
I chair NHS Mental Health Act hearings and am an awards assessor for the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence. I also chair fitness to practice hearings for Social Work England and am their strategic adviser on EDI. I serve as a magistrate in criminal and family courts and chairs recruitment and conduct panels for the Lord Chancellor’s Magistrates’ Advisory Committee. I am an independent member for the Greater London Authority and the Boundary Commission for England.