ABOUT ME

I’m compassionate, empathetic and (I am told) a ‘humorous’ British Mum, who has been in Dubai for 12 years and is on a mission to put the ‘Human’ back into HR one day at a time, and change the way HR is perceived. Passionate about making a difference to people lives and this world we live in, in any way I can. The mummy of a gorgeous 14-year-old who is the apple of my eye and drives me around the bend at the same time. My motto is ‘she believed she could, and so she did’.

WHERE IS HOME?

London, I am a London girl who married a Northerner!

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? 

When I was a toddler, I wanted to be a Doctor (my Grandfather was one, and my Grandmother influenced this wish of mine), as a teen wanted to be a Fashion Designer….Ended up as an Investment Banker, who then went into HR.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?

The teen and I LOVE trying new cuisines.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?

Sleep, food, friends and getting a head start to the week.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Dirty Dancing (just writing that made me smile).

IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A plate of Parma ham, smoked salmon, good tomatoes on fresh sourdough. Oh wait, it would be pasta, or it could just be fresh bread with salted butter.

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?

George Clooney.

WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?

A foodie/grape tour of Italy.

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Wine and Crisps…yes together.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I could make people see, what potential I see, in them. If i had a magic wand, I would sprinkle magic dust of self-worth and self-belief on EVERYONE.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?

The SUN, the people, and don’t laugh, but the community spirit from groups like BMD. Dubai makes me happy, it makes my heart sing!