Why did you join the lang cat?
I’ve known Mark Polson for a long time and really like his way of taking complicated topics and making them understandable, interesting and (sometimes) funny. When he told me he was building up the PR team, I didn’t think twice about joining.
What is your role at the lang cat?
I work with financial services and financial technology companies to promote their products and services. There’s a lot of technical stuff in this industry and we help our clients communicate that complexity as clearly and simply as possible to make it more accessible for everyone.
If you could fix one thing in the financial services industry what would it be?
Ditch the jargon to make personal finance easier for people to understand.
Who would be at your dream dinner party?
You can’t beat dinner with close friends, but my celebrity invites would have to include Olivia Coleman as she’s amazing, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who wrote one of my favourite novels ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, David Attenborough because I could listen to him all day long and Romesh Ranganathan as I can’t make his current tour dates.
If you could only listen to one album forever more what would it be?
We bought Sing Your Heart Out for the kids in 2016 and it feels like the only album I’ve listened to since then.
Which cartoon character would you most like to swap places with for the day?
As a child I always envied Mr Tickle’s arms – who wouldn’t want to lie in bed upstairs and get a biscuit from the kitchen cupboard downstairs? I still like that idea (obviously), but now I think living with those arms must be quite challenging at times. Mr Tickle never lets that hold him back though and instead uses his unique abilities to make people laugh. I think we can all learn something from that.