My background is working class with parents who were immigrants to the UK. My family were fortunate to benefit from social housing and I also had supportive teachers who encouraged and believed in me when I was at High School. Education has always been an enabler throughout my career leading to my current role as Director of Digital and Data at the UEA. I have strong digital, data and technology skills and board experience in health, education and local government. I look to use my experience and skills to support the future success of the City College Norwich.