Q. What initially drew you to the charity sector?
Leonard Cheshire Disability is my first role in the charity sector. I was looking for an opportunity to take the financial skills I'd learned in the private sector and apply them to have a greater benefit, rather than simply maximising shareholders' returns.
Q. Is that the best thing about working in the charity sector?
It does sound a little cheesy, but in some small way the work I am doing is contributing to supporting disabled people to live the way that they choose.
Q. What do you do to unwind?
Like many people who live in London, I commute by train and my Kindle is my constant companion. I find it is a great way to escape into another world, and I have a very eclectic taste - I read almost anything and everything. I also attend an outdoor fitness class three or four evenings a week.
Q. Why did you start attending a fitness class?
I think there was an element of vanity that got me into it: I wanted to fit into my jeans better. But it has been a great way to meet other people in the local community. We all know there is a value in keeping fit and exercising, particularly for those with desk-based jobs. It is a good combination of community-based activities, as well as doing something good for me.