Michelle has over 15 years’ experience of strategic and organisational planning, risk and performance management in public and third sector organisations. She is currently Deputy Director Governance and Planning at the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Following a PhD in Physics (she is also a member of the Institute of Physics), Michelle started her career at the Pestalozzi International Village supporting young people and helping to establish new programmes.
Michelle then joined the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, initially as a scientist, but soon became increasingly responsible for organisational planning, risk management, quality management systems and performance reporting.
Michelle left the Home Office to work at the Sector Skills Development Agency and then the UK Commission for Employment and Skills leading work on organisational planning, risk management and performance reporting. Whilst there she also developed skills in strategic planning and stakeholder relations, and completed her MBA with the Open University.
Michelle joined the National Deaf Children’s Society in August 2013 and received the Open University Business School Alumni of the Year Achievement Award 2016 for using her MBA to advance performance and outcomes in the not-for-profit sector.