“I am an Executive Officer of the British Association of Steelbands (BAS). A practising panist, I am a member of Mangrove Steel Band (London) and perform annually with Phase II Pan Groove (Trinidad). I served as a Trustee of the Notting Hill Carnival and North East Carnival Arts (Newcastle), as well as with community-led organisations such as the Paddington Development Trust. I am passionate about developing and empowering others. As Economic Development Manager for the UK Centre for Carnival Arts, I established the Centre's business hub to nurture artists and those not in education, employment or training.
I also founded BAS' youth engagement project to inspire young people and future leaders across the carnival arts community.My achievements in the carnival arts have been widely celebrated. I have received two achievement awards, been featured on 'When Steel Talks' and, in October 2013, was privileged to attend an inaugural event honouring the UK's most influential black women."