I live in a self-managed block of 14 flats in London, and have been a Director of the Residents’ Management Company for 11 years. In the past, I joined the board of Management companies of other blocks where I have lived. One at an estate of 57 flats in 5 blocks and 25 garages and gardens in London and another block in Brighton. I am qualified by experience having had to deal with many of the day to day problems encountered with block management. In all I have been on boards of block management companies for 16 years.
In my working life I have run large Customer Service teams in 4 PLC companies in the Telecommunications and Utility industries. Before retiring in 2010 I was a Director in charge of Human Resources. I am now a consultant to my previous company assisting with the running of large business events around the UK. I act as a voluntary mentor to several people setting up their own businesses and I am a volunteer at The Royal London Hospital.