I am the Deputy Chief Executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner in the West Midlands, and one of the most senior black women in policing governance.
My background and extensive experience lies in local government, police governance and accountability, strategic policy development, commissioning and their legislative frameworks. Her current role includes assisting the PCC in holding the Chief Constable to account, fostering collaboration and partnership activity with statutory and voluntary bodies across the West Midlands – both regionally and nationally, and leading and managing an effective and efficient office.
I have particular skills in strategic commissioning, consultation and engagement, restorative justice, victim services and public policy and am a strong community and public services professional who graduated from University of Birmingham with a Master’s in Public Management and Leadership. My passion lies in community and voluntary sector involvement and co-production in the work that we do; work that impacts hugely on the communities that we serve and she works to bring ideas, people and inspiration to life.
I have 2 daughters of whom I am immensely proud, one is training in a financial institution and the other is a trainee solicitor. I have been a single mother who has brought her girls up to feel able to take on the world!
In my personal life, I am also a Director for the Coventry Caribbean Association Limited and a Member of the Finham Multi Academy Trust, having been a school governor for 15 years and a Chair of governors for 5 years; I also enjoy reading and going to the gym.