I have been involved with Cardboard Citizens since its beginnings, first as an audience member and for the last five years chairing the Development Committee. I worked for 20 years as a GP in South London with a special interest in Psychiatry and Women’s Health. I have been a teacher of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and General Practice students. Recently I have worked as an Honorary Tutor at St Georges University of London, teaching Communication Skills to Medical students and teaching on the mandatory Breaking Bad News course. I am also excited to be joining the Board as a trustee and I hope I can use my skills to support Cardboard Citizens in all that they do.
I am a barrister practising from Enterprise Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn and specialising in business and insolvency litigation, featuring the liabilities of directors and office holders, and the recovery of assets by office holders for the benefit of creditors in an insolvency. I am often recommended as a leading practitioner by the directories in insolvency, commercial chancery and commercial dispute resolution. I have served as a Trustee of Disability Equality in Education, the Almeida Theatre (where I chaired the Artistic Director Recruitment Committee which recruited the current Artistic Director, and the Remuneration Committee), and London Metropolitan University, and have sat on the Olivier Awards theatre panel.
I joined as a Trustee of the Board because I was keen to support the Cardboard Citizens’ purpose of empowering people with lived experience of homelessness or are vulnerable to become homeless. As a keen supporter of the arts, I also believe in the power of theatre to spark change. I am a management consultant in the financial services sector and I hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In my career I have held in various positions in consulting, strategy and business development in South Africa and the UK.