I first came to Embercombe as a participant on The Journey. The week on the land gave me time to reflect on my personal leadership and the role that I wish to play in creating the kind of world that I want to live in. My world and Embercombe continued to intersect and I am delighted to be able to serve the organisation as a member of the Board of Trustees.
My professional background includes leading and developing international teams, advising major multinationals, developing new businesses and multi-partner collaborations, leading social enterprises and consulting to NGOs.I was formerly a Partner with PwC, specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and leading a Sustainability and Climate Change practice. More recently have held interim leadership positions and now work as an independent consultant and non-executive. I was based in China for almost a decade, and have also worked in East Africa, across Europe, Asia and the US.
I am a history graduate, a Chartered Accountant, and a Clore Social Leadership Fellow, and I have a Masters in Poverty Reduction. I once cycled from Cairo to Cape Town and have run ultra-marathons. I practice yoga and meditation and I love walking in the countryside as often as I can.
For me Embercombe is a place where leaders can find time to pause from the busy world we find ourselves within, reflect on what really matters and move forward refreshed, with clarity of purpose.