Diane is a qualified accountant with extensive business experience. She has held Finance Director roles at various commercial organisations including the information and publishing group Informa UK, insurance broker Willis Towers Watson and the regional law firm, Ellisons where she has streamlined, grown and transformed various business units. Currently, Diane works as an independent finance consultant, supporting businesses experiencing challenging situations.

Diane has a keen interest in healthcare and has served as a non-executive director within the NHS, most recently at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and at the North East Essex Primary Care Trust (now NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group). She also sits on the Board of Trustees at the East of England’s award-winning contemporary visual arts gallery, Firstsite.

An Economics graduate of the University of Waterloo (Canada), Diane holds a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Business School and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.