I first came across Surfers Against Sewage in the early 90’s when I was at school in St. Ives and later, whilst at University studying Public Relations, I wrote my dissertation about how this small (at the time) pressure group was achieving success and making a political impact. What SAS has achieved since is incredible, so it’s an absolute privilege to join the team, especially as we head into the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Having spent much of my career in the private sector as an Executive Assistant for a number of C-Suite Executives, I am delighted I can now use these skills to support the brilliant and committed team at SAS.
Being lucky enough to grow up in Cornwall, I have always had a visceral connection to the ocean and am at my happiest in or by the water, whether that’s starting the day with a sea swim in the Summer or wrapping up for a bracing walk in the Winter. My children have also always shared my love of the coast and now that we’ve moved permanently back to Cornwall, we love nothing more than wandering the coast paths with our crazy cockapoo, Honey, exploring everything our local beaches have to offer, both in and out of the water, or getting to grips with learning to surf (that’s more them than me, but maybe one day!). At just 7 and 9 they already understand the damage caused by single use plastic, why beach cleans are so important and why everyone should be supporting the protection and sustainability of our oceans.