Meet The Team
I am from the North West and was born in Wigan. I maintain strong ties with my family and friends in Wigan and I'm a keen Rugby League fan! Whilst studying at university I became involved in charities and voluntary work with people with disabilities. These early experiences have led to a lifelong commitment to supporting those who can be marginalised. Before joining the prison service in 1999, I worked in a variety of roles within the voluntary sector and held posts in Youth Work and the Church of England.
I have Governed six prisons in the UK and in 2019 I was promoted to the role of Deputy Director in the Ministry of Justice. My current responsibilities are to manage six prisons across the South of the country.
An Executive Coach, I am passionately interested in personal and professional development for individuals and teams in the world of work. I promote the diverse needs of individuals in my approach within my responsibilities.
I am a mum to two adopted boys, both of whom have additional needs. In my spare time I love cooking, croquet and supporting my home town rugby league team – Wigan.