I’ve spent the past decade leading partnerships and new initiatives for a range of INGOs including the British Red Cross, Plan UK, CARE International, Farm Africa and Youth Business International, as well as supporting social enterprises, including Social Bite in Scotland and the Alliance for Responsible Mining in Colombia, to build innovative partnerships and create sustainable sources of income.
I have an Msc in International Business and Development and am passionate about international development, social enterprise and the circular economy. I started up my own UK social enterprise to improve responsible consumption one week before the first COVID lockdown. Timing in life is everything but it all worked out as I am very happy to now be working at the Academy!
One thing to know:
I was born in Edinburgh and can often be found confusing other spectators by getting over-excited supporting Scotland in various sports (in my very English accent…)