Born in Sicily, I started my working career in hospitality and catering at the age of 14 by working my way “up the ladder” to senior level in restaurants and hotels across Europe – including the Dorchester hotel in London’s Park Lane and a luxury cruise ship.

I have 25 years of experience in FE where I progressed from a part time lecturer to successfully managing various curriculum areas and raising standards to grade 1 outstanding before taking up my current role of Quality Lead at Abingdon & Witney College in 2013.

During my time at this college I have worked across different faculties which has further broadened my knowledge of other curriculum areas in addition to giving me the chance to get to know many individuals.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and running with friends. I have run 10 marathons and many half marathons, raising over £13k for charity in the process.

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