Connie is Strategy Director for Costa Coffee in UK&I, and has worked across commercial, innovation and strategy roles in Costa, Cadbury, and various consultancies over the last 20 years. Connie believes very strongly in the power of education to better our world, so while working in Africa in 2005 she co-founded a small charity supporting the education of young girls and women in Kenya. This was the start of an ongoing relationship with various education charities in developing countries, all leading to her joining the Foundation as a Trustee in 2021, particularly focusing on Fundraising and Engagement. Connie lives in SW London with her two school-age children.