I'm managing the project, forging a partnership between the council, health service and others to create a unified organisation for children's services, and improve co-ordination, planning and joint commissioning of services.
DAY TO DAY?
It's around working with our partners and users of our services, looking at their needs, mapping services and identifying any gaps; developing legal arrangements, budgets and workforce planning.
I was project manager of a leaving care service with Surrey CC social services/RPS Rainer partnership for eight years and came here as Quality Protects project leader in 1999. I began in social work with children.
I'm married - my husband is director of a children's charity - with a nine-year-old daughter. I play badminton, enjoy travelling and like to learn a new skill a year at evening classes.
I enjoy improving services for children and I like taking on new projects that mean I make a difference.