How long you have worked for WKM?
I became a volunteer mediator in 2000 for WKM, and a vacancy became available in 2003 for an admin. Assistant, so I started work in May 2003.
My children were growing up and I had more time available, and wanted to put it to use working for a community organisation.
How is Mediation important to you?
Successful mediation outcomes are particularly satisfying, as disputing parties have had to take ownership of a problem and work very hard to resolve them, making the agreement likely to be long term and effective.
Do you prefer beach or countryside and why?
Countryside. I have a young energetic dog and love long country walks, preferably with a pub lunch at the end!
Do you have a favourite book or film?
“A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry (book)
Gone with the Wind – film.
Lastly – what would you be your vision/goal for the next year for WKM?
We are celebrating 20 successful years of resolving conflict within West Kent, would like to build on this success and reach out to more people experiencing the pain and stress of conflict.