I was a trustee for a brief period, in 2012-13, before becoming a member of the International Steering Committee.

I’ve known Mr Sommerlad for a long time, who had operated on my cleft lip and palate in the past.

I believe CLEFT’s focus on sponsoring research projects in the UK and supporting clinical teams and projects in lower-income countries will make a difference in treatment outcomes and care for people born with clefts.

I come from a business background, a Chartered Management Accountant working in the UK corporate sector. I wish to support the charity through my skillset and taking part in fund raising events for the charity.