I joined Friends to take up the position of Head of Finance and Operations.

My role is to manage the central resources needed to deliver our amazing services which include finance, fundraising and communications and administration.

I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 25 years predominantly working with people with disabilities and enjoyed every minute.

Although I am not a Cumbrian my Dad had a passion for walking and climbing in the Lake District which he passed on to me at a very early age.

I intend to enjoy my new life in Kendal by learning from all my colleagues, getting out on the fells and walking as many Wainwrights as I possibly can this year.