Danii chatted to us about her interests, background and other things we wouldn’t know from working online with this super organised person.
What would we find you reading on a sun lounger on holiday
Time does seem to escape me! When I do manage to though, I love reading a good thriller or anything based on true events. If I’m on a holiday I will always reach for a “chick-lit”.
Tell us a bit about your background
I trained to be a primary school teacher, since then my career has taken me from managing drug and alcohol services to working in Children’s Social Services, a trade union and clinical research. I’ve always been in operational management and delivery and it’s been important to me that I work for companies or organisations with a vision and values that align with my own.
Are you a movie or series person?
These are my favourite movies:
First Wives Club – The most wholesome of any revenge story (and it stars Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn & Diane Keaton so can’t get a much better female cast)
Elf – Always makes me smile and definitely gets me into the Christmas spirit (only rule I have is you can’t watch before 1st December)
Do you have a favourite downtime hobby?
I love to bake: my biggest accomplishment was a five tiered cake for my parents’ wedding anniversary party, to serve over 100 people, my biggest failure was lavender shortbread, it tasted like dish soap as I’d been a bit heavy handed with the lavender!
Tell us a bit about what attracted you to working at TheHill?
It’s always been really important to me to work for organisations that benefit society. An ex-boss also worked in partnership with TheHill and was positive about the team, the work TheHill does and after reading the annual report I was sold (thankfully, Megan agreed that it was a good fit and hired me!)
What’s been the most important thing you’ve learned through the pandemic?
There is no such thing as having too much wine!!! I jest (somewhat).. I learnt the importance of community; although at times the WhatsApp messages got a bit heated in our neighbourhood, it was great to be part of a community.