My career started as a graduate trainee in distribution for a manufacturing company. “Distribution” was an area that I had never heard of as a young person but on investigation I realised that it would give me early experience of many areas of management, operations, administration and planning. I went on to work in retail and then third party logistics – being involved in solution design was great experience and from there I shifted into consultancy.

One of the great aspects of this profession is its variety and the speed of change. Making a contribution to real physical changes is very satisfying. My work as an Independent Consultant combines analysis techniques and operational knowledge to enable companies to add value to their supply chain networks, bringing in efficiencies and introducing new systems and processes.

I have been a member of CILT for 30 years and during that time have benefited from networking as well as educational opportunities. Membership of CILT has been a constant positive influence on my career. I have been a Trustee and main Board Director for CILT in UK for the last 8 years and am also involved with Women in Logistics in the UK, reaching out to appeal to a wide and diverse community. I am looking forward to working with other members of the CILT worldwide family to raise awareness of the issues facing the wider logistics community