As Director of Development, the focus of my role is to help sustain and grow GCA in fulfilling our mission to reduce cyber risk. Two years in, I continue to be struck by the power of GCA’s mission and our ability to make a tangible impact. The mission is significant in helping provide greater stability across our newly networked planet. It’s an essential step toward a safer, more prosperous and peaceful world. I like the global nature of GCA’s mission, and I enjoy being able to connect with GCA colleagues and partners throughout the world.
I have had a wonderful career journey so far, across the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as IT and telecoms. My roles have included fundraising, sales and marketing in a variety of organizations, from large established companies to the smallest of startups. I think this breadth and experience is a real help in my role at GCA, where fostering cross-sector relationships is so important. Our partners are the keys to making our efforts scalable.
What is your favorite quote?
Bruce Cockburn (Canadian singer/songwriter). He said the world sometimes looks blessed and sometimes looks cursed and then said: “It depends on what you look at obviously; but even more it depends on the way that you see.” It’s one of those quotes that helps me keep some balance as I read the news each day!
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Vancouver or Barcelona or maybe Paphos – I just love to be in a harbor town, with a cappuccino, on a sofa, by the water!