One or Two working days a month
Evenings and Weekends
Experienced Trustee, NED & Chair
Enthusiastic, flexible & a fast learner. I have experience with director/trustee roles with several charities and the chairing of committees; as well as running my own business since 2017
My professional background is as a qualified optician and I have been involved with optics since 2004. During this time I have studied several optical qualifications, including my MSc. I spent over 5 years as senior lecturer & professional lead at a University, where I chaired several committees and demonstrated great skill in working with collaborative partners to achieve shared goals, working as an effective team.
Over the years I have become used to dealing with governance and regulatory frameworks (both educational and healthcare/optical) which have been helped by my ability to think creatively, analytically and a willingness to modify my thinking in the light of new information/dialogue and to respect the differing views of others. My most recent qualification is a Certificate in Charity Law and Governance.
I continue to keep up-to-date with what is happening in the sector and complete CPD on a regular basis. This is achieved though my membership of several professional bodies, including the Institute of Directors, where I am working towards Chartered Director status.
I am currently a non-executive director/trustee for the following charities: -
I also sit on the Education & Learning Committee of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) as a Lay Member.
I have developed a wide range of skills including:
NED or Trustee roles, but also capable of extending to a chair/vice-chair/co-chair role.