Katy is responsible for Communications
I have spent most of my life in Hornchurch, then a short amount of time in Basildon before relocating to Earls Colne at the start of October 2020.
I primarily chose to move to Earls Colne as living in a large town during COVID made me realise that I wanted to be in a close-knit community where I would know my neighbours. I bought my house on the CALA development and it’s been one of the best decisions that I’ve made! Recently married (November 2022) to Paul, we also have his son Hugo with us regularly. We both feel that Earls Colne is a great place for our family and love living here.
I describe myself as a life-long student and I’m qualified at Post-Graduate level in Strategic Management & Leadership, Employment Law and Learning & Teaching. I’m a Chartered Manager and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I work full-time for a University as Head of Skills Development which means my teams support the professional and academic skills of approximately 10,000 international students. We have campuses in London, Manchester, and Birmingham. Outside of the day job, I am also a qualified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist (with an interest in nutrition for the over 40’s) and Group Exercise Instructor.
My reason from joining the Parish Council is to get more involved with the community that has been so welcoming to us. I would like to use my strengths in communication and engagement to help reach more people so that there is an increased awareness of what is happening in the village, our facilities, and our services and how we can support each other as a community.Contact