Mary Appleton, editor in chief, Changeboard
Originally from Yorkshire, I firmly believe a cup of tea solves everything! It was quite a culture shock moving from the frozen north to the big smoke. From one bus an hour to tubes every minute was practically mind blowing. Luckily I walk to work these days so don’t have a commute to start and end my working day.
I’m a great fan of all things glitzy; particularly Strictly Come Dancing. I also love theatre and have trodden the boards a few times, including playing the Edinburgh Festival.
One issue that’s very close to my heart is inclusion and equal opportunities for all; in the workplace and everyday life. I’ve done a lot of charity work for people with special needs and have personal experience of disabilities which has led me to feel passionately about inclusion.