I was brought up in both Guernsey and the Far East. I read politics & business at A level and I have a degree in Japanese Language and Social Culture. I studied and worked in Japan, during and after graduating.
Starting my professional life after graduating as TEFLA teacher in England and then working Asia, I returned to Guernsey and started work as a Course Co-ordinator & Administrator at the Guernsey & Finance Training Agency (now the GTA).
Moving into the Trust industry on a management trainee scheme. I continued to work in this sector and took relevant professional qualifications before having my first child in 2006. With 2 children by 2008, I worked in a family business and stayed at home setting up my own business with a 3rd baby arriving in 2011.
A founder of both FWS Ltd and Guernseymums.gg at one stage I was running both my businesses concurrently though each had very different target audiences and client requirements. Both needed the same type of high level administrative, communication and marketing skills to effectively deliver services. I am no longer involved with Islandmums Ltd, but still continue to run my other business successfully and am self-employed.
My husband Colin Dodd and I have 3 children at the Forest School. We value and enjoy learning about our history, the beach, walking, exploring.
I come from a family with keen political interests and in recent years have learnt much about our Government and the commitment needed to secure the future, ensuring that we leave a good legacy for the generations to come.