Rebecca is a scientist, with a PhD in geology, and worked as an executive for over 20 years in the international energy industry. She has extensive business experience, analytical skills, and a strategic perspective that comes from working in a business with long timelines, huge investments, significant uncertainty and ever-changing external factors. Her experience of living abroad and working in a global industry has given her insights into the value of, and challenges with, diversity and inclusion and collaborative and inclusive leadership. She is also interested in environmental issues and the low carbon transition.
Rebecca first encountered Community First Yorkshire in her voluntary Treasurer role for local community groups, when she benefitted from the guidance and training provided by Community First Yorkshire’s Treasurers’ Network. She is keen to use her skills and experience to further the objectives of the organisation in her role as Trustee.