I first joined the BPA council (formerly PACE) in 2004-2010. After a brief gap I returned in April 2014. After graduating from Birmingham University with a BA Italian and Fine Art, I remained in the city and got my first job with a media owner in 2001. Firstly, covering maternity at Trinity Mirror and a year later accepting my first role in radio at Capital Radio Group. Fast forward 16 years and I am still working in radio - First Radio Sales as a Strategy Lead - looking after representing 118 truly local radio stations in the UK and Northern Ireland for UK media buying agencies (exc. London and the North). Being Chair is a very rewarding job and to see people really enjoying themselves an making life long friendships makes the late night emails all worth while. I really enjoy being involved in organising the events for BPA. My current passions are wine and cricket – both of which I hope to incorporate into the BPA diary very soon!