Simona is Chief Finance Officer of a Multi-Academy Trust based in Kent. Previously, she worked for the University of Kent, and brings 25 years’ experience of working in administration and finance in the private, third and public sector. She joined People United in 2012 working first as a volunteer and then as a consultant, advising on financial profitability, sustainability and planning.

Simona holds a Ba(Hons) in Hispanic Studies and a Masters in Management from the University of Kent. She supported a local academy for several years, first as a Governor and then as an Independent Reviewer, a role that furthered her knowledge and expertise on the management and financial objectives of registered Charities. In addition, she writes regularly for an Italian newspaper and teaches Spanish and Italian whenever the opportunity arises.