My career to date

Here you can find out roughly what I’ve been up to since my first proper job in 2008. There’s too much to list, but here’s a flavour of the experience I’ve picked up along the way.

Self-employed (since 2013)

  • Conference Director for FinForward 2019
  • Text for PR and advertising agencies, and providers of open-source web solutions
  • Translation and proofreading for international clients
  • Built and maintained various websites (mostly using WordPress)
  • Occasional stage host for Reeperbahn Festival Conference
  • Broad range of topics: food and drink, fintech, kitchen appliances, all manner of tyres, web technology and more
  • All the admin, paperwork and planning attendant to running my own business which is actually a really good grounding in how companies work.

Drupal site-builder and social media manager, comm-press (March–November 2013)

  • A deep dive into Drupal, including technical stuff like deployment with Git and working on the command line

Event Organiser, Social Media Week Hamburg (November 2012 to March 2013)

  • Organising events and running the show at one of the hubs during the week

Project Manager, TuTech Innovation GmbH (2010-2012)

  • Managing TuTech’s side of a European project, organising conferences, communications

Graduate Trainee, Birmingham City Council (2008–2010)

  • Rotating through various departments: Strategy and Policy, Sport, Business Transformation, Digital Birmingham, Regional and International Division. Co-writing the social media policy.

Education and Training

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (2019)
    • Diploma in Professional Marketing
  • University of Exeter (2006-2007)
    • International Studies (MA)
  • Universität des Saarlandes (2004-2005)
    • Law (LL M). This was my Erasmus year.
  • University of Exeter (2001–2005)
    • English, German and European law (LL B)
  • King Edward VI Aston Grammar School, Birmingham (1994-2001)

Other

Languages: English, German

Memberships: Hinz&Kunzt Freundeskreis, Freunde der Kunsthalle e.V.,
Handelskammer Hamburg (Chamber of Commerce)