Describe the job areas you currently work in:
I currently work in the Further Education Sector in Leeds as Equality, Inclusion and Safeguarding Manager. I’m a Director of a Flat Management Company doing facilities management work. In addition to this; I’m also working to build a charity called the ‘Straw Lodge’ to support adults who are experiencing suicidal crisis.
Describe the experience/qualifications you have:
As a graduate CIPD member, I have provided specialist human resource management and equality and diversity advice and training to help private, public and third sector organisations. I have also led a number of positive initiatives to increase the number of BME and female learners in construction education, and have worked as a Youth Justice Officer for Leeds City Council Social Services.
Describe the strengths you feel you bring to the Board:
Apart from my professional experience, I have a personal commitment to work towards a society that promotes fairness and equality of opportunity. My experience of working with the housing sector, employers and education providers will help me to ensure that the Connect Housing creates opportunities and engages with the local community to meet their needs.
Joined Connect's Board in 2012.