Why is Citizens Advice Gateshead the charity you have chosen to support as a Trustee?
Because it provides an essential service to some of the most disadvantaged members of our community
What experience and attributes have you brought to the Trustee Board and the charity?
Commonsense; legal, organisational and project management skills
List your last 3 job roles that have given you the skills to support the good governance of the charity.
1.Strategic Director, Legal and Corporate Services, Gateshead Council
2.Member, Bar Standards Board Complaints Committee
3.Legal Advisor, Standards Committees of GMBC and Northumbria Police Authority
Tell us about the contributions / impact you've made to the charity since joining the Trustee Board.
Contributing ideas, legal and HR experience, knowledge of community contacts and links with other organisations
I have a strong sense of social responsibility and aim to use my skills to improve the lives of others and benefit effective charities. I enjoy getting to know and working with diverse groups. I am a keen gardener and open my garden to the public for the National Garden Scheme, of which I am a trustee and local organiser.