Managing Director, SocietyWorks

Angela joined us in 2021 to oversee financial budgeting, forecasting, modelling, compliance, risk management and so on for both the charity and for our commercial division.

When Mark Cridge stepped down as Chief Executive in March 2022, Angela stepped up into her current role as Managing Director of SocietyWorks – an extremely skilled and steady pair of hands to steer the ship, alongside the equally skilled and capable Louise Crow, who leads on the mySociety side of the organisation.

Having trained as a Chartered Accountant, well versed in Lean process implementation and experienced in project management, Angela started her career as an auditor before moving to various senior finance roles in industry and the charity sector.

But life’s not all about the spreadsheets. Angela describes her leisure pursuits as “Hiking, building Lego creations with my son, and feeling guilty about the cost of the gym membership I don’t use.”

She also has two degrees (one in English, one in Theology), a PGCE (she’s fitted in a few years as a secondary school English teacher), an Advanced PADI in scuba diving, and she’s summitted Mont Blanc. Phew! Who needs that gym membership?

Angela is fluent in: Spreadsheet functions and Financial Reporting Standards.