Hey, I’m Joanne Norman and I’m the Head of Finance here at Absolutely Cultured.
As a member of the senior management team, I’m responsible for the financial operations of the charity. The role cuts across all areas and manages the majority of the operational functions such as governance, HR and IT.
I started my working life in banking when I was just 16 and moved into accountancy in 2000 when I joined the team responsible for building The Deep. After starting a family, I worked for Hull & East Yorkshire Mind for many years before a brief foray into the education sector and the holiday industry. I returned to the cultural and non-profit sector in 2019 when I joined the Absolutely Cultured team.
I’m very proud of my children and that I qualified as an accountant in my 40s. There’s always time to learn and grow! I have recently started playing walking hockey and discovered I’m a fair-weather player.