My expertise is in pension trustee effectiveness and development for boards, committees, trustees and those in chairing roles. Corporate governance and board engagement with stakeholders are also useful areas of experience.
What do you do?
I’m an Associate Director with Muse Advisory and have been involved with the firm since 2009. I major on board effectiveness and governance development, working with a wide range of boards including, with my Muse Advisory hat on, pension trustee boards.
I am also an associate with another independent governance firm, Independent Audit (corporate boards).
Much of my career has been spent with blue chip quoted companies and their boards. This has been fantastic experience which I can apply where it’s relevant in my current work.
Outside Muse, I am also a pro-bono independent trustee role for Crouch End Festival Chorus. If you haven’t heard or seen us perform yet, there are lots of opportunities coming up!
What is your background?
I started after university by qualifying as a chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co and became part of their specialist oil and gas group, which in turn led me to the City. I’ve had three main careers so far in the related worlds of governance, investment and finance. In the ‘governance’ leg I’ve also trained as a coach and qualified on development tools such as Myers Briggs.
I’ve been a board governance advisor now for eleven years. This specialism developed from my earlier career in the institutional investment markets at Warburgs where I created and led the investor relations advisory services for corporate boards within the stockbroking business, and then at Deutsche Asset Management where I advised and worked with institutional pension fund boards as a fund director.
What do you bring to Muse?
What I hope I bring is expertise, a sense of proportion, good client skills and a sense of humour. People say I also make excellent cakes and that I sing well, which is useful when people are hungry and/ or need cheering up.
What do you do for fun?
I love the outdoors and swim in ponds and rivers when I get the chance. My real career of course has been waiting hand and foot on my two children and husband in the hope that they will one day return the favour. Ahem, I’m still waiting…