I started my career as an engineer, working for a number of different companies and, as many people do, fell into working in social housing in 2001 as a surveyor. I absolutely loved it and have never looked back! I am now Chief Executive of a local community housing provider based in Croydon and have been since 2011. I decided in 2016 that I wanted to give something back to my local community and, having been a resident of Hove for many years, when I looked at Grace Eyre I was impressed by their work. I too believe that everyone should have the ability to live independently and Grace Eyre delivers this through all of their programmes. As a trustee I am proud to be a part of it.