My Personal Journey
I run a busy home in Thames Ditton where I’ve lived for over a decade with my husband Jon and my four kids, Maddie, Sebbie, Charlie and Tom, all whom are still making their way through the trials and tribulations of school life.
You might think that, with all of this to contend with, my hands are pretty full. And you’d be right. But as a mum and as a local resident, I can’t stand quietly by whilst all the things I passionately believe in are being denigrated by our national politicians and, indeed, our constituency member of parliament.
I care about about our children’s futures and the future of this great country. I want the opportunities the country gave me for my own children. I want them to be proud of an open, outward looking, engaged and energetic UK, leading the world with a strong economy and sensible and rational leadership. A UK which invests in our children and opens doors for them. A UK which looks after its own – the elderly and the vulnerable. A UK where we do the right thing. Because that’s what the UK stands for.
I believe all of these are at stake because of political infighting and the personal ambition of our politicians. I believe there should be an alternative for voters who want reasoned, calm and moderate politics, which protects ours and our children’s futures.
I am committed to bringing honesty, integrity and authenticity into politics and want to offer an alternative to the politics of division, distrust and personal ambition. I am proud to stand up for liberal values and to work for the common good.
I believe that a few people with passion and drive can change a lot. I always have. That’s why I am the Vice Chair of Governors at a local primary school in Thames Ditton. And that’s why I have worked in the public, private and third sectors as a CEO and Director, in the UK and internationally.
And change is what I aim to deliver in Esher and Walton.
My professional journey
Monica is a management consultant and has held posts as CEO and Director – she has worked in the public, private and third sectors in the UK and Internationally. She has worked for PA Consultancy as an Associate Consultant, was CEO of the of the Industry and Parliament Trust, CEO of Refugees International Japan and Director of Communications for the British Council in Japan and has worked for the British Council in China, France and the UK. Monica is the Vice Chair of Governors at a local state primary school in Thames Ditton and has held positions on the boards of several international charities.
By all means please check out my profile on LinkedIn or connect with me there.