My role now is Vice Chair of Northern Pride, my remit is for strategic planning. This entails planning future events, campaigns and partnerships. Working closely with the Chair and Festival Director to deliver Pride and look for new avenues and partnerships with companies. I have worked with Pride since 2010, working in the roles of Market Stall Coordinator, Company Secretary, Logistics Director and now Vice Chair.
What’s skills do you bring to the northern pride committee?
I brought my skills from an engineering background for negotiating, planning and delivery of critical infrastructure needed for a large festival.
What’s your secret talent?
My secret talent would be as a golfer. I play for Durham County ladies seniors and I am currently Lady Captain of my own golf club. I play of a handicap of 5.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Probably has to be Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot as I have been a lifelong Beautiful South fan.
What do you enjoy the most about working within NP?
It has to be the people I have worked with over the last 9 years. We have had some great teams over the years and we still enjoy close friendships.
Who or what inspires you and why?
The person who inspired me as a teenager was a lady called April Ashley. Why? well growing up in 60s I found someone who had the courage to become who she wanted to be. Growing up on a council estate in the West end of Newcastle this seemed impossible. Having her out here allowed me to dream, what if……. Well my dream did come true, so please everyone …… keep believing.