FD in Five Minutes - Jayne Tucker

Third Sector talks to the finance director at Penny Brohn UK, which provides free integrative care to people with cancer

Jayne Tucker
Jayne Tucker

Q Why did you choose your current career?

I was surrounded by people who were running businesses when I was growing up, and I liked being part of that - I always wanted to work in finance. I spent about 25 years in practice, and when I moved to Bristol a few years ago I decided that I wanted to do something different with my qualification. I wanted to do something to help people, so I started actively looking for a finance role in a charity.

Q Do you like Bristol?

I lived the first 40 years of my life in Pembrokeshire, so moving to a city centre has been quite a big change - but a really positive one. I love living in the middle of Bristol - it's a really vibrant city. Everything you need is on your doorstep. I can now cycle to work, something that I'd never been able to do before. Doing that helps you to look after your body and yourself, which is something Penny Brohn UK actively advocates and promotes.

Q Do you enjoy travelling?

I love travel. I'm a member of a Rotary Cub, and I have travelled with it to Nepal to see some of the work we fund there. That was absolutely incredible - a fantastic experience. I've also been to Costa Rica, South America and India. Being part of Rotary gives you those opportunities - if you want to visit a city, then you are never far from a club you can make contact with locally.

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