Dr Sophie Dexter
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 am excited to have recently joined the Development Board of Cardboard Citizens, an organisation I have long admired. I have recently retired from a career in financial services spanning over 30 years, with a specific focus on emerging market economies. I have lived and worked in an array of development and emerging countries. Different cultural backgrounds, experiences, a diversity of opinions and views have added depth to my experience. The energy, compassion and unique vision of Cardboard Citizens are truly inspirational and I am honoured to be involved.