I feel that the position of treasurer is one that I am well qualified for and it's also one that I feel I could make a difference in. Ideally, I would like expand the remit of Treasurer somewhat so as to work with the members and the SC to explore opportunities for additional fundraising to help us fulfill a broader range of activities. I've had a lot of success with grant applications both within and outside of academia and I'd be interested in exploring some opportunities for expanding our funding base.
I have three years of non-profit board experience and am consequently well-versed in the practices and responsibilities of institutional financial oversight. I also have a background in the private sector where I worked as a project manager and film producer - both of which involved meticulous record keeping, account management, compliance monitoring, budgeting and projections. I'm comfortable with a range of accounting software and institutional funds management programs.