Having graduated from New College, Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and mics, I started my career in teaching at Stowe School, was a Housemistress to Sixth Form girls there before moving on to Canford School in Dorset to run a 13-18 day house. In 2001, I was appointed Admissions Tutor and then Senior Mistress at Dean Close Senior School and worked there for six years before taking up the Headship of Christ College, Brecon, the first female Head in that School’s 475 year history.
During my 10 years at Christ College, I oversaw the enhancement of academic results, expansion of school numbers, significant building work including new facilities for Science and Creative Arts, the opening of a Junior School and a partnership with a Malaysian company to open a sister school in Kuala Lumpur before returning to Dean Close as Warden / Chief Executive in August 2017.
I am an avid fan of rugby and cricket, I enjoy music and theatre, love to read and occasionally force myself to go running. My Christian faith is an important part of my life and I enjoy engaging in discussions about the relevance of faith to modern life, particularly the lives of young people.