a great leader
loyal and supportive
sarcastic and funny
great leadership/management style
gives autonomy and trust to her team
Makes people feel valued
Know that I like to communicate quite directly and that short emails and telephone calls work best for me.
Know that I ‘get bored’ quickly – keep things concise.
I get ‘drowned’ in detail and prefer being given the big picture.
Be upfront and honest with me, I will always help and be supportive where I can but I don’t like surprises.
I never say no to a cup of coffee, a break and a chat (not always about work).
Make sure I have access to my e-cigarette.
I don’t close my office door often but when it is shut, it’s often because I’m in the middle of something.
Eating out and wine tasting, I’m a fan of Rose wine
Socialising with those close to me
Having some quiet time
My family, James (my husband) and my five children: Nicole; Katie; Chris; Paul and Jamie. My parents and my sister and her family.
Family holidays, I would go to Florida every year if I could and Christmas is my favourite time of year.
To feel that my input is effective for the team and that we are all striving to continually improve.
I am passionate about my role, I love my job.
Building strong relationships, both with my team and externally – it’s how we get the best out of people.
Honesty and integrity means a lot to me, it helps build our relationships.
Being kept up to date with things: if I know about them, I can deal with them.
Staying informed of what’s going on in the industry: knowing the strategic direction in Health and Social Care as well as good practice and research.
Valuing my team and feeling valued in return.
I’m a Dundee United fan and have been since I was brainwashed at a young age by my Dad