Liz works with Gareth on the Challenge Fund. She started her career working in European funding, initially on projects and then in development and management for voluntary, education and public sector organisations. She spent 9 years in local government developing and monitoring projects funded by the EU Structural Funds in areas including regeneration, skills and environmental protection.
She then decided on a change of scenery and spent the next 7 years working for a large national charity as Bid Manager, responsible for all commercial tenders in a wide range of areas including adult social care, retail and catering services.
Outside of work she is an enthusiastic but slow runner and is secretary of her running club. She also likes throwing weights around before work and is passionate about social equality.