Tell us a bit about your background and skills
Although I started life as a weather forecaster my career has been in organisations in both the public, private and voluntary sectors. I have worked at senior level in local government in both operation departments (including Social Services) and at the centre. I aspired to become a Chief Executive of a local authority and when I got close changed my mind due to the influence of political ideology. I then worked for a period in a Birmingham based family business as their Finance Director. I finished my career working in a charity based organisation. So, I think my working background is suitable to help KEMP move forward in many different ways.
How did you become involved?
I became involved in KEMP through an approach made one morning at church at a time when I was looking for some voluntary involvement in a charity based organisation.
Thoughts on KEMP
My initial observations of KEMP are that it is undergoing a degree of change. I have met some of the staff and spent a little time with the patients. I am still really enjoying learning about all the services provided.
Managing change and driving the service forward whilst ensuring financial stability is I think its key focus now.
Quality of service can only be maintained with good strategic leadership, quality staff and good service delivery.