I Otway

I Otway

At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Change management
  • General / operations management
  • Business advice / analysis

Where

Based in Haywards Heath , East Sussex
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.

Time

Mostly outside office hours

I work full time so am ideally looking for an opportunity to commit a few hours a week/month at weekends and evenings. 

Causes

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Sports
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

Work history

About me

I have 14 years' experience of leading finance functions within marketing, PR and media businesses, working as Board-level Finance Director for the past eight years.

Specialising in commercial finance, business partnering and planning, I am able to translate and present financial information to non-finance people effectively and have developed very strong communication and analytical skills over the course of my career.

Being part of regional and Global leadership teams I have years of experience being active in strategic planning and decision making and am comfortable dealing with and advising on a broad range of business and organisational issues. 

I have strong IT skills and a keen interest in tech, and am familiar with today's solutions for business processes, security and communication as well as being heavily involved in GDPR compliance.

Because of my extensive agency experience I am also very familiar with environments where the customer and client experience is paramount and comfortable taking decisions which balance the needs of key stakeholders with those of the business.

While settled in my full time career I am looking for a new challenge in the voluntary sector to continue my development and deliver on my personal ambition to be able to give back.

What am I looking for

With 2.5 years experience on a board to date I am looking to continue my volunteer and trustee journey and keen to find a role which provides new experiences, which I can fit around my full-time employment.