What was your first charity job?
I was treasurer for my daughter's pre-school, but I was keen to work professionally in the sector.
Why did you choose to work at Can?
I took the job because it was somewhere I could apply my professional skills. I came from a background in commercial finance - the chief executive, Andrew Croft, got in touch with me and asked me if I wanted the job. I think it's quite often the case in the sector that you need someone with high-level experience who can work part time, and that really suited me.
What does the job involve?
I have overall management of budget planning, forecasting and business development planning. I manage a team of two people and a budget of £4m.
What's the most interesting thing about the job?
Some of the most interesting things are the opportunities available. We have a small team and there are lots of opportunities to do new things. It's always a challenge to think effectively about change.
What's taking up most of your time at the moment?
We're looking to expand outside London - somewhere that allows us to offer the same quality of service we currently have in our London offices.
Interview by David Ainsworth