With a career in Local Government spanning just over 20 years, and working for a number of different Local Authorities mainly in London and surrounding Districts, Adele has a passion for the positive impact that finance and resource teams can have on our communities and our local areas. She is a Fellow of CIPFA, as an accountant by trade, and she is currently Resources Director at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM), who she joined in 2020 just as the impact in the UK of the global pandemic was emerging. She joined at a time when RBWM were going through significant change, even pre-pandemic, thanks to her interest and strengths around cultural and service change, especially assisting organisations on their improvement journeys and true transformation of services.
Adele also likes to describe herself as an accidental runner (which she can bore you about a lot), and an extremely passionate volunteer in Girl Guiding which predates her Local Government career. She believes she developed many of her leadership skills and ability to deal with wide-ranging and varied questions and queries through her weekly meetings with young people, which can often mirror working in Local Government!