Over the last 15 years I have made London and the UK my home. I have previously been a Special Constable (police volunteer) with the Metropolitan Police and I am currently a trustee of Working Chance – a London based charity supporting women ex-offenders and care leavers into work – and a school governor in Hackney and the City of London.
I studied history and politics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. I am a communications and governmental affairs expert – having worked in senior positions for several national and global companies based in the UK.
Throughout my career I have campaigned on issues relevant to the City Corporation in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels – ranging from technology and transport infrastructure to security, employment services, skills, inclusion and equal opportunities.
- HP Inc – Government Relations lead UK, Ireland, Benelux and the Nordics
- Ford – Interim Director UK Governmental Affairs
- Ingeus Ltd – Communications Director
- G4S Plc – Group Head of Government Relations
- Network Rail Ltd – Senior Public Affairs Manager
- Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust (now Beacon Awards) – Head of Policy and Stakeholder Relations
- Equal Opportunities Commission – EU and UK Public Affairs Manager
- European Parliament – Political Adviser
- Governor at the Museum for London
- Governor at The City Academy Hackney
- Trustee of The City of London Academy Trust
- Trustee at Working Chance (Dame Fiona Woolf’s beneficiary for her Lord Mayor’s Appeal in 2014) – helping women ex-offenders and care leavers into work
- Former trustee at Future Care Capital (Patron: HM The Queen) – facilitating and stimulate a national debate around health and social care provision; supporting innovative ventures, acting as a specialist start-up funder and investor
- Former Special Constable in central London