Estelle is a qualified accountant, specialising in strategic business planning, financial sustainability and entrepreneurial start-ups. As a senior executive, she has experience across charity, local government and education sectors. She is also the co-founder and owner of two family businesses. Estelle has held a number of trustee and non-executive director roles including, most recently, positions as Group Vice Chair of First Ark Group (Property and Social Investment), and Treasurer of Involve (national democratic think-tank). Estelle is currently channelling her life-long passion for live music and the arts into Rochdale Borough Wide Cultural Trust, where she is Director of Finance and Company Secretary.