I joined in 1993 on a graduate scheme. I spent three years as a Regional Sales Manager in the News Distribution business, before joining our Travel business in the News category. I found retail exciting – you can measure results instantly. From here, I became a Commercial Manager and by 28, I was the Commercial Director for the Travel business. I secured some significant deals which got me noticed and I was asked to become the Business Unit Director for News, Entertainment & Impulse (High Street). Following maternity leave, I became the Business Unit Director for Books, before moving to head up the Stationery business three years ago. I love running business units; creating the customer offer; building supplier relationships and securing deals.