My career

Don’t tell anybody, but I have a degree in Computer Science. Whilst at University, I developed an interest in events and marketing, which led to my first job in London. Promoting arts, leisure and entertainment, I worked in Walthamstow then Islington, as part of their borough marketing teams.

In 1996 I moved into the world of arts sponsorship, as head of marketing for Arts & Business – a charity whose President is The Prince of Wales. This led, in 2002, to a move to The Prince’s Trust – the UK’s leading youth charity – where I became Director of Marketing and Communications. Over 17 years I had the privilege of leading a team dedicated to showcasing the life-changing opportunities The Prince’s Trust provides and empowering incredible young people to have a stronger voice as leaders in their communities. In 2017 my role expanded to include the work of The Prince’s Trust across the globe.

In 2019 I decided it was time for a new challenge so I joined Teenage Cancer Trust. I am relishing this opportunity and believe we have an important role to play, telling the inspirational stories of young people with cancer.

My role

As Director of Marketing and Communications, I work with a brilliant team of people who spend each day spreading the word about Teenage Cancer Trust.

Through the press, our website and social media, we make sure that young people concerned about cancer have access to high quality information, tailored for people of their age. We also support our fundraisers by promoting all the brilliant ways that people can get involved in raising vital funds for our cause. And, most importantly, we create opportunities for young people to tell their stories, to inspire others and build meaningful connections with other people who’ve had a similar experience.

Teenage Cancer Trust and Me

From day one I knew this would be a great place to work, with a fantastic, positive, inclusive culture and an amazing group of colleagues. Our front-line staff are the real heroes – their work, each day, providing direct support to young people with cancer is absolutely incredible and I know it is something I could never do myself.

So much has been achieved over 30 years and I know the charity has big ambitions for the future – to provide the very best support to young people at the worst of times.