WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR JOB?
I manage a range of corporate policy areas from best value and performance management to equalities, with a team of 12. I am active in a number of partnership areas.
It means working with members to translate policy priorities into action and to respond to new legislation.
A key role is to support the corporate management team in delivering a wide agenda and managing change.
We are a pilot for developing comprehensive performance assessment for district councils and I've been helping departments prepare. We're also responsible for a citizens' consultation programme.
After Oxford University - my degree is in politics and philosophy - I joined Reading BC as a graduate trainee committee administrator. I moved into policy work and, after eight years, moved to Camden LBC as head of quality and customer services. I came here in 1999.
I am learning Italian and I belong to a book club. We are reading Gone with the Wind at the moment.
Long term, I'd like to become a director then a chief executive. In the short term, I'm happy in this job. I like being in local government because you can see the impact of your work on the community immediately.