What does your job at EIDA involve?
I lead on EIDA’s governance, people, operations and finances; the cogs and wheels of the organisation. I also have responsibility for driving individual projects as well as our monitoring and evaluation.
What inspired you to take up your current role?
I love the niche that EIDA occupies; ideally placed to convene, curate and share so many positive practices amongst employers, with the power to transform lives.
What were you doing in the few years before you joined EIDA?
I was working at the What Works Centre for homelessness, the Centre for Homelessness Impact, helping to build the charity and supporting the CEO through a period of growth. My experience here taught me to always question “what does the evidence say?”
What do you like about working at EIDA?
We are a small but agile team and thus can get on and get things done. Something I don’t take for granted and it makes working with this team really enjoyable.
Why do you think it is important that employers tackle domestic abuse?
As the testimonies of our amazing Ambassadors indicate, a positive and informed employer response can have a huge impact on a survivor of domestic abuse. This alone is enough of a reason for employers to step up, but we also need employers to contribute to building a society where this behaviour is not tolerated.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Hanging out with my family and friends and running – city streets, parks, countryside trails, anywhere really. I’m also learning Korean and diligently eating Korean food and watching K-dramas as homework.
What is your favourite quote?
Don’t worry, be happy.
Tell us something about you that few people know.
I speak Japanese and love a bit of Japanese karaoke.