Trustee and Treasurer
I am Treasurer of the Citizens Advice Liverpool Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance and Risk Sub-Committee. I spent most of my working life in IT, mainly in large corporates in project management and new technology. I then moved into a small IT support business for the last few years before retirement, supporting a number of small charities.
Looking for somewhere that I could carry on using my skills after retirement, I saw Citizens Advice as a charity that was important to the city and joined the former Liverpool Citizens Advice Partnership, as a Trustee, in 2014. Following the decision to merge Liverpool’s Citizens Advice offices, I became a trustee of the newly formed Citizens Advice Liverpool. And when a vacancy for Treasurer arose, I was able to utilise my business experience to step into the role.
As Treasurer, I provide an interface between our staff and the Board of Trustees on financial issues, as well as ensuring that the organisation keeps appropriate records and is not financially exposed to risk. Having worked with Citizens Advice Liverpool from the start, I have enjoyed seeing how it has grown into such a united and effective body.