A bit about me
- I am a very experienced leader within the leisure industry with strong relationships across central government and numerous local authorities across the country. I have a well tuned political antennae having completed three parliamentary fellowships during the last four years which involves spending valuable time with members of both Houses.
- I am an experienced trustee as chair of a small charity and board member for the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation – whose mission a nation of active women is clearly aligned to that of CTC.
- I love the challenge of building relationships and creating items of value which has allowed me to unlock new markets and change behaviour www.bbc.co.uk/sportrelief/bigsplash, www.swimmingoffers.org and www.splashpath.com. I currently work for the Fitness Industry Association to build the ultimate platform for sport and physical activity – www.spogo.co.uk
A bit about cycling
- I am passionate about people and their relationship to the environment – I cycle daily and spend a large amount of time encouraging others to think before they move. Whether that is encouraging people to use Skype to conduct meetings, supporting people when they are starting to cycle to work or volunteering with local cycling groups.
- I live in Greenwich but work in central London. My day job means that I visit leisure facilities across the country normally by train and bike.
- I have a young family with two children under 5 who love waving at everyone from their bike trailer!
A bit about being a CTC councillor
- My previous employment gave me an intimate knowledge of London street network and good relationships with the GLA, London Councils and the 33 local authorities. I wish to put this to good news to ensure appropriate joined up working between cycling organisations in London (LCC, Sustrans, British Cycling and ourselves).
- Having spent the previous 15 years working in membership organisations I am very aware of the challenges of representing the views of active and passive members to take activity forwards.
- I have been a CTC member since 2005 and a councillor since 2012 and feel that I have already made an impact to events at a London and national level and will continue to strive to achieve in both areas.