Born and educated in Norwich, my working life has been spent in media, manufacturing, wholesaling and logistics, with much of that time spent in the textile industry.
I began in junior management with a fabric manufacturer in Nottingham, working with yarn suppliers, internal stakeholders, sub-contracted dyehouses and ultimately our entire customer base. This gave me suitable experience to lead me into supply chain production and demand management roles with a variety of lingerie own-label manufacturers and brands. My final career position before returning to my homeland was as Operations Director at Panache Lingerie in Sheffield.
Since moving back to Norwich in 2010 I have enjoyed the challenge of several consultancy and voluntary opportunities, act as a carer for my father, and was Captain of Eaton Golf Club in 2016. I am a season ticket holder at Carrow Road and continue to watch my golf handicap continue in the wrong direction every year.