Alongside my exciting start-up BoardSecure, I also consult and work with a number of other organisations in paid and unpaid capacities.
Details of each of these roles are enclosed below, however I am always interested in looking at exciting new opportunities so if you believe I can help you please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Chief Operating Officer (paid role) – Warwick Music Limited
Warwick Music Group create quality wind and brass instruments with the aim of making the joy of music accessible and fun. Based in Tamworth, we have operations which span four continents, backed by Midven’s Exceed Partnership Fund and the Advantage Creative Fund.
My fractional role (one formal day each week) is to work with the CEO and the venture investors to help develop and structure the processes in the business to scale up our overall operations, enabling us to grow sales internationally and develop new products to add to our award-winning IP-rich portfolio.
Senior Non Executive Independent Director (Non paid), Skateboard England
Whilst Skateboarding is one of four new sports to be featuring for the first time in the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, there is currently no National Governing Body (NGB) for the Sport in England. Following the establishment of a working group by a number of high profile Skateboarders in 2015, as part of a pathway to Sport England accreditation I was appointed to the Board of the fledgling NGB in early 2017 with a brief to create a suitable governance, audit and risk structure for the NGB to move forward.
- Appointed Non-Executive Director with responsibility for Finance, Audit & Risk following a competitive application process in early 2017.
- Set up basic financial structures, risk management programme and input into business plan
- Appointment to Senior NED role in September 2017
Member of Council (Non paid), Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales
ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide. www.icaew.com
- Elected following a competitive process by the ICAEW members in Birmingham and West Midlands to serve a 4 year term starting in May 2017
- Working with other Council members on strategy, direction and governance for the ICAEW and its members.
President, West Midlands Society (Non paid), Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales
Now into the second year (initial term started in May 2018) as voluntary President of the Chartered Accountants Society within Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Representing the views of over 6,500 members within the District, my focus is the impact of technology within the profession, including running a series of events for members and guests outlining key trends in Blockchain, AI and fractional working as well as building deeper engagement with Council and the policy work of the Institute.
Trustee, Birmingham Museums Trust
Birmingham Museums Trust is an independent educational charity formed in 2012.
With income approaching £12 million each year, it cares for Birmingham’s internationally important collection of 1 million objects which are stored and displayed in nine unique venues including six Listed Buildings and one Scheduled Ancient Monument.
- Appointed Trustee in October 2019 with specific input into finance, risk and governance matters
- Appointed Chair, Finance Committee early 2020