The country I am from – France – has a proud tradition of an active state which has institutionalised solidarity and generosity through taxation. I value how this ambitious re-distribution of wealth pays for liberty and equality in our society.
Yet for me, when the State provides for all social, cultural, health, educational services and infrastructures, I worry that we lose a little bit of our fraternité: the sense that we are bound together by something more than just obligation. To me, philanthropy is the answer: not as a substitute of state intervention but as a parallel and powerful movement where people consciously give and receive and can feel free but part of a whole.
Some I've worked with recently
EDHEC Business School
Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Editorial and visual communications
Relationship building and stewardship
Head of Fundraising communications for Sciences Po (Paris) and its €40m fundraising campaign and previously UK/US Alumni giving officer
Director of Communications for Lycée Français de New York
Project Manager for award-winning communications agency Angie, Paris
MA in Political science and International relations, Sciences Po (Paris)
Always lots of friends and family over for dinner parties or longer stays at home in London or in our lovely farmhouse in Baie de Somme, France
Love all sports, both for fun and the thrill of competition. Former gymnast, now a runner, yogi and occasional tennis player
Always seem to be starting a new craft hobby whether porcelain painting, sewing, jewellery making, knitting or more recently print making. Just enjoy creating things, and being inspired visually
All of the above while being busy with my two boys and little girl