I joined Genetic Alliance UK in April 2017. As CEO it’s my role to develop strategy together with trustees and staff and to oversee our business support functions – including finance, fundraising and governance. I also provide oversight of our policy and public affairs work, member and public engagement, support services and research. I have a long-standing interest in genetics, dating back to my university studies and subsequent postdoctoral research. I’ve also worked in genetics policy at the Department of Health and immediately prior to joining Genetic Alliance UK I served for 5 years as CEO of the Tuberous Sclerosis Association – one of our member charities. The work of the Genetic Alliance UK continues to have such an enormously beneficial and sustained impact – supporting, campaigning, uniting. The incredible achievements of our member organisations and the communities they serve are inspirational and I feel that it is a real privilege to be part of the genetics and rare disease community and to be a part of the Genetic Alliance UK team.