1. What do you do when you are not being a Trustee for BCT? What is your line of work?
I’m part of the Leadership Team for National Trust in the Midlands. I look after our expert consultants who support our places across all aspects of our visitor and volunteer offer. I’m also Director of Change Direction Consulting, a boutique strategy consultancy. In my spare time I have a passion for travel and exploring new places, especially their heritage.
2. What main areas of BCT’s work are you looking forward to supporting the most and what skills are you bringing to support the Trust’s work?
I’m particularly looking forward to bringing my commercial skills to BCT to help with the new phase in our development as we open and manage our own site. These skills cover volunteering, visitor experience, brand and marketing, retail, catering and membership among others.
3. What are your favourite bits of Birmingham’s heritage and why?
Anywhere that gives us a glimpse of what life was like for ordinary folk living and working in Birmingham as, in one of my favourite lines from “It’s a Wonderful Life” “they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community” The Back to Backs are high on my list with the Coffin Works fast taking shape as another.