I am Deputy Director at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead with lead responsibility for finance, HR, building services, IT, retail and catering.  Like most people I have been indirectly affected by cancer and therefore have first hand experience of the impact this can have on individuals and their families.

I was first introduced to Joanne and FACT by a colleague in late 2017 and was inspired by the work that she and the extended team of staff and volunteers carry out to support cancer sufferers, survivors and their families.  I was delighted to be able to join the Board of Trustees and offer any assistance I can as they seek to continue this work and deliver the ambitious plans they have for the future to extend their facilities, support and activities to the people of Gateshead, the North East and beyond.