I have lived in Petersfield and surrounding area for most of my adult life. I joined IBM following a brief spell working for Lloyds bank and have been lucky enough, during my career to have lived and worked in a number of countries around the world. I returned to work in the UK as HR Director for IBM UKI in January 2014 after 7 years of working for IBM in Bangalore in India. I took the ‘bold’ step of taking my 2 teenage children with me and having them educated in an Indian international school. They loved the experience – thriving and returning to university in the UK. They caught the travel bug and now both work abroad!