I was born in Laleham-upon-Thames, but our family moved to Surrey where I spent most of my young years. I attended St John Bosco's Grammer School for Girls, now The Salesian School and did a course in shorthand and typing whilst studying for my foreign language A-Levels.
I worked initially as secretary to the Director of a construction company and as he was promoted within the organisation I accompanied him, taking on new challenges and responsibilities along the way as his Personal Assistant. My boss, I and one other director were the founding members of a new international branch of the company for which I worked for many years in London until my boss was promoted to Chairman of the entire corporation and also member of the P & O Main Board of Directors.
I was married for a few years but, very sadly, found I had made an unfortunate mistake and therefore have now been divorced for many years.
After many happy years but tired of commuting to London every day, I found myself a more local job working for the President of an American company which entailed arranging and attending conferences overseas and liaising with the staff of the many overseas companies based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa who reported to our Surrey based HQ. After seven extremely busy and challenging years I decided to make a move to Dorset. My parents had retired from Surrey to Woodlands and on frequent visits to them, I realised that I really liked the quality of life and friendliness that I found in the area.
I moved to Verwood in 1992 and held various local PA and administrative roles until my retirement at the end of 2019. I have always very much enjoyed life here in Verwood and the fact that, although technically a town, it has very much the heart and soul of a village which I should like to see preserved for the benefit of all. I joined the Town Council with a view to assisting in this aim and to endeavour to give something to the community in which I live.
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