Job Title: Portfolio Manager
How long with Foundation East:Since March 2008
Experience: I started at Foundation East as
Finance Assistant but my role has changed and developed over the years
until finally settling in as the Finance and Administration Manager.
Prior to joining Foundation East I was the Mess Accountant at an Army
Barracks where my husband and our family lived, this is really where my
love of finance began as I had no qualifications or experience in this
area before this role. I have had a variety of roles over the years as
we have lived around the world so have had to pick up jobs where
available, these include Coca Cola Customer Services, Thomas Cook
Administrator, Dental Nurse, Medical Centre Receptionist and
Administrator at Babcock Dyncorp to name a few!
All of these have had a contribution into the development of my skills
that I have learnt along the way!
I enjoy working for Foundation East because…there
is nothing better than seeing that Foundation East’s money has made
someone’s dream a reality. I had no idea what a Community Development
Finance Institution was when I started with Foundation East but after
about a week the penny dropped, I grasped what it is about and I have
loved it ever since. It is really satisfying when someone that has
borrowed from Foundation East has hit a wall, their business is
struggling and they have felt like giving up but through our patience,
support and belief they have come through the difficulties and have a
My greatest achievement: My two daughters have to
be my greatest achievements but second to that would have to be that I
came to Foundation East with little experience of working in finance
and started as the Finance Assistant - so my another of my greatest
achievements has to be progressing to my current role, learning along
the way and still continuing to do so!
After hours… If I had any spare time I’m sure I
would fill it doing something great but as a mum of two teenage girls
and wife to a soldier in the British Army, spare time is a luxury and
really seems very odd when it happens!
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