I have been a civil servant for all of my working life and a PROMISE (now PROMISEworks) mentor since 2013. My work involves helping vulnerable people, including children and young adults, and I sit on many of Somerset County Council's Statutory boards.

I believe every child deserves a chance to achieve their aspirations, and welcome the opportunity to support as many of them as I can on their journey.

I am originally from Tewkesbury but moved to Birmingham as a child.  Since 2006 I have lived in Somerset with my two children, both of whom are now grown up.  I enjoy the countryside and taking my Labrador Addis on long walks.  I also enjoy gardening, cooking and live music.