What time does your alarm go off and how do you start your day?
My alarm goes off at 5:10am. After breakfast I drive to the station, catch a train to Euston, a tube to Waterloo and walk to the office, arriving just before 8:00am.
What are you responsible for in your role at Brooke?
I manage the team which processes income, pays suppliers, runs the payroll and reconciles all balance sheet accounts.
What’s your typical day?
Days can vary but normally include checking postings to be made by my team, planning for future developments and approving electronic banking payments.
What’s your most memorable work moment?
Probably the time salaries were sent to the bank with only 20 minutes to go before the deadline!
Hopefully, not to be repeated.
What is the worst part of your job?
When conflicting demands and limited resources mean we can’t provide as good a service as we would like.
What is the best part of your job?
Interaction with staff in other areas who are so passionate about what they do.
What would be your Plan B? What would you be doing if you didn’t work at Brooke?
I would probably be working for another charity in a similar role. Who said accountants are boring?
What do you do after work?
As I get home around 6:30pm, there’s no time to do much other than have a meal, watch TV then go to bed.
What makes you proud to be Brooke?
Seeing the achievements of so many passionate staff in all of the countries where we operate.
We reach over two million working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our staff include vets, animal welfare experts, and advocacy and development specialists.