I am very proud of my career journey. My hard work has paid off and I now have the honour of being co-Chair of the BOSS Leaders of the Future Committee. It is a fantastic opportunity to inspire and support the development of future talent in our industry.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Travel. I am passionate about visiting different places, exploring, finding where the locals go, and enjoying the scenery, culture and food! I would also reserve time for creative pursuits like crafting, baking or trying out dinner recipes, preferably while travelling.
What’s something you’ve done that no one would believe if you didn’t have proof?
When I was younger, I became a certified scuba diver. It’s amazing fun if you get the chance to do it!
Do you collect anything?
I collect special memories and photos of loved ones. My phone has over 30,000 photos and I enjoy printing and gifting them for important occasions.
What’s something new happening in your life?
I am knocking through my kitchen and dining room, which is a long-awaited transformation into an open-plan kitchen. I am so excited as I love having friends and family over for dinner, cooking up a storm and socialising. I definitely need my project management skills to get this over the line though.
What would your superhero power be?
It would 100% be to stop time with someone and spend extra moments in a bubble doing the things I enjoy. And to sleep, work, bake, be creative, make new recipes, read and relax.
Best concert you’ve ever been to?
I was a big Spice Girls fan and got to see them again for The Return of the Spice Girls Tour while at university. It was really nostalgic. I equally loved Ed Sheeran in concert. More recently, I saw Michael McIntyre’s live show in Brighton; he was absolutely hysterical.
What’s the synopsis for a novel you’d write?
The challenges, joys and hilarious moments of having a brother with Down’s Syndrome – revealing the magic he brings to others and the laughter caused by the things he does.
What would be your last meal?
Homemade macaroni cheese. It’s a childhood favourite that has turned into a firm comfort food option, especially on a cold winter evening.
Do you have any tattoos?
I have three: a serotonin molecular structure, feathers for my mum and swallows. They are bright watercolour designs with dark outlines and all have personal meanings.
Favourite holiday so far?
Choosing one is tough! The Amalfi Coast last year was spectacular, but my favourite is Crete. It was a birthday surprise from my partner and he proposed to me at sunset. It is a stunning island with fabulous beaches – especially the pink sand of Elafonisi Beach – and made all the more special by our engagement.
One of your best childhood memories?
A family trip to Majorca. My brother loves holidays and it was wonderful to go out in his inflatable boat, eat ice cream, visit water parks and take evening strolls by the sea with him. He brings so much joy and happiness wherever he goes, and I have many unforgettable memories.
Tell us a secret that your work colleagues don’t know about you.
I got engaged with a Haribo ring! This was because my partner Chris knew I wanted to choose the ring. We then bought it in Brighton, returning to the restaurant of our first date while it was resized.