What do you bring to the Board?
I bring two decades of international environmental sustainability experience in multiple sectors including a decade of governance experience. I understand what it takes to scale up and the importance of good governance. Balancing the tension between entrepreneurialism, risk appetite and being able to make good decisions are some of my key commercial skills.
I am naturally inquisitive, I listen, learn and ask questions with the ultimate aim of achieving more impact as soon as possible. This is the decade for action, and I bring that urgency and pragmatism along with my network to Edge.
How have you kept true to your purpose?
For many years I balanced corporate life and NFP environmental voluntary board life, trying to satisfy my values, but there was always tension.
I remember the exact moment (in a hotel room in Boston) when I knew I needed to address my unmet value of altruism. This led me to leaving the corporate world and dedicating my career to executive roles in the NFP sector firstly in energy and now in conservation. Whilst some moments have been really challenging, there is not a moment where I regretted my move. I always felt my values were aligned – in my working life, personal life and my vision of creating a better world when I leave than when I entered it.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I am looking forward to moving into our new 8 star NatHERS rated home next year and parking a new electric vehicle in the garage. I believe everyone can take actions to reduce emissions and help us get to net zero. As a good mate of mine says “Start where you are”.