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Josie is Chief Executive and co-founder of Creative Access, a social enterprise which supports Black, Asian and other non-white ethnic minority candidates and those from lower socio economic backgrounds into creative careers across the UK. A school Governor, mum of three and self­-confessed bookworm, Josie is a former Director of a London-based communications consultancy and press advisor to the Mayor of London.  

Where is home?

Muswell Hill, London

Give us five words that best describe who you are?

Resourceful, kind, loving, hard working and stubborn

How did you end up doing what you do?

Hard work and a bit of serendipity

What is the best part of what you do?

Working with young people

What was your Plan B?

To become a teacher

Professionally, who do you most admire and why?

Angela Jain, MD of ITV studios - she juggles family life with being an amazing role model and bringing underrepresented voices to the mainstream - always with a fantastic sense of humour

What is your view of a ‘balanced life’?

Hard work, family time, great holidays

What do you do to relax and enjoy yourself in London?

I run a lot, but not sure I enjoy it. Walking on Hampstead Heath with friends and family and doing arts and crafts and gardening with my youngest daughter. Plus finding lots of nice places to drink coffee...

What is your biggest London extravagance?

Getting my ear pierced at the Love Hate Social Club on Portobello Rd.

Where is your favourite place in London?

Kenwood