First and foremost, I’m a campaigner.
Nowadaways, I’m head of campaigns and communications for the TUC. I’m lucky enough work for the first female General Secretary of the TUC, Frances O’Grady. Since I joined the TUC in July 2015, I’ve run the campaign against the trade union act (gutting the government’s proposals and winning a PR Week Award along the way) and led the TUC’s campaign for Remain at the EU referendum. Now I’m concentrating on winning new rights for insecure workers, and leading a major project for the TUC to find a new model of trade unionism that works for younger private sector workers.
Before the TUC, I worked for number of bigger and smaller charities including Shelter, Oxfam and the innovative domestic abuse charity SafeLives. I’ve always worked with some of the most marginalised people in our society, fighting to get more homes built, help teenage mums get back to education, for decent workplace rights and for support for women who’ve been abused.
I grew up in Croydon, where my mum and dad still live. Now I live in Bermondsey, in south London. In my spare time I like to run, go to the gym, read, watch Netflix and spend time with my girlfriend and the cat. I support Crystal Palace FC.