You’re British! How did you end up in Austin?
I originally came to Austin to explore expanding my UK health and wellness company into the US. I was really struck by the “can do” attitude of Americans and entrepreneurial spirit in Austin, so I made it my home.
What do you love about the community here?
Austin is bursting with innovators, entrepreneurs, and people who love working in and investing in startups. It’s important to keep fostering the ecosystem so I take every opportunity to help the next generation.
Coming from the UK, what do you notice about the differences in the healthcare systems?
The systems have their own strengths and weaknesses. In the UK, your doctor acts as a quarterback for all of your health needs and coordinates all of your care efficiently. By contrast, in the US you have access to incredible inpatient and hospital specialists with access to the latest medicines, but the onus is on you to figure it out.
I am on the Board of the SAFE Alliance. Safe stands for “stop abuse for everyone.” They work with victims of violence, rape, human trafficking and I am honored to support them.