Having worked in retail management for nearly 20 years, I was delighted to be appointed as Business Manager for The Ravensbourne School in 2006.
A challenging and inspiring role, I am responsible for maintaining financial stability for the school, as well as planning and delivering refurbishment and building projects to improve and maintain its beautiful structure and to enhance the students’ learning experience.
In 2011, I was pleased to manage the conversion of the school to an Academy and helped to set up the Trust – Education for the 21st Century (E21C), it was at this point that I was invited to join the board of Directors for E21C.
As Director of Business Development, I am working with and supporting the new schools joining our Trust, specifically I am involved with the planning and development of our new free school, Eden Park High School. My aim is to streamline systems and processes to ensure smooth transitions between all schools, its staff and students. I will also introduce shared contracts and services to make cost savings and provide enhanced services to those small schools who otherwise would not be able to benefit on their own.
It is an exciting time for the Trust, and all our member schools and I feel it’s a great time to be involved with the academy.