I grew up in South east London and went to a state school before going to university at Warwick to study history (it is still my real passion). On leaving university I began training to become a barrister but did not complete this, choosing instead to work in the city. I started as what was called a Fund Managers Assistant and then moved into various operational roles.
I decided to then do a masters at Birkbeck college (an institution that I have huge admiration for given its ethos and focus on D and I). I joined my current firm at its foundation and having been COO, am now Managing Partner. I became a CFA charterholder whilst working.