I have worked at Exeter College since 2009 as the College Accountant. I grew up in Oxford, leaving in 1990 to study Law as an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, having taken a year off after A-Levels to work and travel. Following my undergraduate degree, I completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York. I moved to London and spent two years working as an editor in Law, Tax and Accountancy publishing and then trained as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward. Upon qualification, I decided to return to Oxford after a four-month stint in Belize volunteering as an Expedition Accountant for Raleigh International. In 2001, I took up a position working with the subsidiary companies of the University of Oxford, before moving to Exeter College.
I really enjoy working at Exeter College – it is a very inclusive community and it is a joy to work in an environment with keen and interested students, not to mention the keen and interesting academics. Having oversight of the College’s finances and concentrating on the future financial viability of the institution is a challenge I relish and it is a privilege to be able to work in such a place.
Outside the College, I volunteer as Governor of Cheney School, a large secondary comprehensive situated in Headington. With any spare time that I have, I can usually be found looking at a map planning my next trip away.