A retired chartered accountant and artist with a passion for mountain climbing, Carol has an alternative portfolio career. She is fascinated by women’s ability to recreate themselves and look at old stories with fresh eyes. Retiring early on health grounds was her wake up call to feel the challenges faced by people unable to work in a traditional way. Carol is a charity trustee and audit chair in the NHS. She volunteers in numerous diverse roles and won an award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) in 2012 for her voluntary work at Endometriosis UK.