Carolyn qualified as a lawyer in 1986 and has spent much of her career advising directors and senior stakeholders on risk, compliance, financial and commercial issues. She currently works in house at Barclays Bank plc and is an active mentor both inside the Bank for colleagues and interns and also for external organisations assisting disadvantaged young people, helping them to achieve their full potential. She participates in various volunteering activities including Lifeskills for school children and giving presentation and interview skills training for young people about to embark on their working life.  Carolyn joined the Board of Trustees in 2014.