Educational qualifications

  • University of Oxford
    – BA Hons (I) German and Russian
    – MA
  • University of Bradford
    Postgraduate diploma in translating and interpreting
  • UK Chartered Institute of Bankers
    Diploma (8 subjects)
  • Dutch Language Union
    Certificate – Dutch as a foreign language (advanced level)




Professional experience

Freelance translator since 1996

Full member of:

  • NGTV (Netherlands Society of Interpreters and Translators)
  • SENSE (Society of English-language professionals in the Netherlands)
  • SVVT (Women Translators and Interpreters Network)


Registered in the:

  • Dutch Register of Sworn Interpreters and Translators for Dutch and German into English (registration number: 136)



Banking career

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (1990 – 1995)

  • Account Manager
    Corporate Clients, Haarlem
  • Assistant Global Relationship Manager
    UK Global Clients, Amsterdam


National Westminster Bank PLC (1985 – 1990)

  • Assistant Representative Netherlands
    Representative Office, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • Assistant Manager
    National Westminster Finance B.V., Amsterdam
  • Marketing Officer – Shipping Unit, Corporate Financial Services, London
  • Graduate trainee, London