MEET THE COMMITTEE
Born and raised in Surrey in the UK, I have spent most of my adult life in Somerset. I have been living in Seoul since January 2017 when I accompanied my husband here for work. I have three young children that attend SFBS and have been busy supporting the SFBS Parent Association for the past 3 years. I enjoy planning trips and travelling around Korea and hope to continue exploring this fascinating country. I’m honoured to be looking after the role of President of BASS.
I am a UK wife and mother who first discovered Seoul back in 2013 when I came on my first tour with my husband and teenage children. After 3 years here we were moved to Malaysia, but we love Seoul so much we came back for a second tour. We have 4 children, all now back in the UK. Since moving here I have discovered pottery, write poetry and enjoy the seasons and the unique way of life of Korea. I have sung in the Camarata choir and am also currently Chieftain of the St Andrew's Society.
I grew up in the jungles of Borneo and the great outdoors is my life. I've been active in hiking, running and outdoor clubs for as long as I can remember, first in Borneo, then Hong Kong, Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and now here in Seoul. I arrived in Seoul in August 2019 and I've done some amazing walks in Seoul and in several of the country parks. Korea has a lot to offer. I'm pleased to be part of the BASS team that is creating opportunities for our members and friends to experience Seoul's great hiking trails. I hope you can join me and the BASS team for a walk sometime soon.
Walkie Talkies, Book Clubs, Social Media and Web Support
Prior to moving to Seoul in August 2019, Hong Kong had been my home for many years. I met my British husband in HK and we have two children, a daughter at Dulwich and a son at university in Maine. Having left behind a great hiking group and book club, I was thrilled to discover that BASS offered both. I’m truly inspired by all the positive, multinational people I’ve been privileged to meet through BASS. I’m pleased to continue to support BASS and look forward to meeting and getting to know new people over the coming months.
I am very happy to be part of BASS, and I am full of admiration for all the work that the BASS Committee members and others put into making it a welcoming, active and thriving organisation which links non-Koreans living in Seoul with Koreans and Korean good causes. As I have moved from one city to another around the world over the past four decades, I have always valued the welcome and support offered by organisations like BASS. Come along to a BASS event, and you will meet interesting and friendly people!