I have a career in business spanning 35 years. Until recently I held the role of Managing Director of Direct Rail Services, a rail freight operator based in the UK. During my tenure in this role the company won numerous awards including Employer of the Year in 2019 at the Women in Rail Awards in recognition of the significant changes made in the business in employee development, engagement and ED&I. I was honoured to win the IoD 2019 North West and IOM Director of the Year for Inclusivity as well as the prestigious title at the Woman of the Year awards as the Woman with Edge. I have an MBA and I am a Chartered Director as well as a qualified coach.