A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Michelle completed her professional training with an independent local firm, UNW LLP, and has since successfully lead finance teams in both the private and charitable sectors. 

Having personal experience of caring for a parent with early-onset dementia, Michelle became interested in supporting Dementia Matters on being impressed by the pioneering and specialist training, advice and care services the charity provides in the North East.

Michelle joined Dementia Matters as a Trustee in 2019, and is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Project Committee.