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. Michelle is a member of the Senior Management Team at Northumbria University, Newcastle, in her role as Head of Finance Transformation.


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 also sits on the Finance and Audit, and Project Committees.