My name is Lois and I am an ACA chartered accountant and have been employed by BDO for the last 5 years.  My current position is as a Financial Services Audit Manager. I specialise in FCA regulation and Listed fund audits. Prior to this I studied Chemistry for four years at the University of Manchester with a year working in industry in research and development.

 My hobbies include travel, socialising, ballet, theatre and opera. I also enjoy sports including gym classes, hiking, running, scuba diving and snorkelling. I like to get involved in charity work including the London to Brighton Charity bike ride and have spent time volunteering in an orphanage in Sri Lanka.

I wanted to get involved in some further charity work which is what inspired me to look for a trustee role in a charity. When I heard about the work that the Newham Community Renewal Programme undertook I was keen to get involved as I believe nobody should have to face problems such as homelessness alone.