Self-Employed Provider of Non-Executive Solutions across a wide range of sectors since 2009. Before then a Financial Director of a globally branded food business for ten years and a UK hotel group for five years. I have worked at the C-Suite level since 1988 in over 20 sectors. A Fellow of CIMA and HOSPA on several NED panels, including Interpath Advisory, KPMG, RSM, BTG, Barclays & Muckles LLP.
Chair of the Independent Audit Committees of Humberside Police (member since 2017) and Humberside Fire Authority (member since 2014). I was a Non-Executive Director in the NHS between 2006 & 2008.
Chairman of a global radiotherapy training software business based in Hull (2008-2018).
Vice Chairman of Dove House Hospice (Board member since 2013).
Chair of Hull & East Riding Citizens Advice Bureau (Board member since 2015).
Chief Executive Officer
Since joining Citizens Advice in 1997, I have strived to ensure the services across Hull and the East Riding are thriving, helping individuals, families and our communities to resolve their problems. The evidence we collect will ensure people’s voice is heard and contribute towards making a fair society for all, free from the effects of poverty and injustice.
I am proud of the staff and volunteers of our service; they are highly skilled and make a real difference in people’s lives.
I have worked and volunteered in the third sector for over 30 years, with experience working at a national, regional and local level, working in partnership and influencing policy decision-makers.
Head of Partnerships
Strategic Lead for Public, Private and Third Sector Partnerships
Strategic Lead for Research and Campaigns
Head of Universal Credit Help To Claim
Head of Energy Advice Projects
Head of Building Better Opportunities Projects
Head of General Advice Services
Head of the Generalist Advice Services Function
Head of Trussel Trust Food Bank financial inclusion and advice activity
Head of Withernsea Big Local Advice Service
Head of Hospital outreach project
Head of the Central Administrative Team
Strategic lead for volunteering with CAHER
Head of Specialist Services
Head of MaPs Pensionwise
Head of MaPs Debt Service
Head of the Armed Forces Money Advice Projects (Hull and East Riding)
Head of East Riding Specialist Services
Strategic Lead for Communications and Engagement
Lead for the Specialist Quality Mark Accreditation