I have enjoyed a successful 18-year corporate career.
In 1997 I established a business consulting practice providing services to both the private and public sectors, and in 2000 established a software business.
I have been an local education authority appointed school governor, chaired the Kettering and Corby policing area Independent Advisory Group for four years, was a member of the Northants Police stop and search working group, and a charity trustee.
I was born in Corby and went to school at Rockingham Road Primary school and Samuel Lloyd Comprehensive in the town before going on to further studies. I have worked in law and accountancy and have run my own business for many years encompassing both. I am a wife and proud mum of a 21yr old.
For the last 7 years, I have been a member of a Patient Participation Group at my local surgery in Corby and recently joined the Patient and Public Participation Committee for Corby and Nene Clinical Commissioning Groups.
I have personal experience of dealing with dementia, negotiating healthcare packages, dealing with funding issues and the difficulties people face in caring for loved ones in very difficult and emotional circumstances.
I have also been a mentor for 5 years to an individual person with mental health issues and have a good knowledge from both sides of mental health care, including the appeals process in specialist units in Northamptonshire.
I hope all of the above will give me a good grounding to grow into the role on the Council of Governors at KGH, that I will be able to contribute in positive ways to assist in the very bright future of the hospital, its staff and patients.