Biography

I was born here and have lived here all my life except for three years at university. I grew up in the North, Castel and St. Andrew's before moving into St. Peter Port in 2011. The island is very important to me.

 

To give you a brief career history, I have several years’ experience in:

  • Food Retail

  • Administration

  • Charity work

I returned to the Finance sector 6 months ago and am still there.

 

I believe there are synergies between these sectors and parish work, particularly

  • customer service

  • managing costs

  • liaising with people from all walks of life

  • working collaboratively for the common good

 

I have been an active member of the autism community here for many years, from working with young adults on the spectrum in a charity shop to attending and speaking at conferences to running 3 peer groups locally. My latest projects are setting up a charity to facilitate the attendance of local autistic adults at community-led conferences and an autism-friendly dating service but finding suitable and committed volunteers in the current climate is very difficult.

 

The Douzaine has made some positive strides in the past year but I think the best is yet to come. I have some ideas as to how the Douzaine can better serve the community, be more engaging and be more cost-effective but I am a newbie with a lot to learn.

 

I stand for

  • equality

  • fairness

  • drive

  • relevance

And I believe my track record backs this up.