Facilitator

Frances’s biography

  • BA Hons. (Cantab) ; MA Hons (Cantab)
  • AIIC (Member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters)
  • FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce)
  • Honorary Fellow of BAWE (British Association of Women Entrepreneurs)
  • FPSA (Fellow of Professional Speakers Association)

Frances’s strong academic background, combined with her unrivalled broadcasting, professional speaking and communication qualifications make her an ideal choice for a conference host or moderator.

Her ability to assimilate complex briefs swiftly and to encapsulate and communicate complicated massages clearly was honed during her time spent working as an international conference interpreter.

After graduating with a Master Degree in Modern Languages form Cambridge University, Frances was trained as a simultaneous and consecutive interpreter at the Commission of the European Union in Brussels. She subsequently worked for all the major international organisations and for the heads of state and government at their annual World Economic Summits.

Fifteen years of negotiating at the highest level taught her invaluable lessons in the art of cross-cultural communication and consensus creation. In addition, Frances’s experience in broadcasting combined with her own professional speaking skills allow her to support and encourage fellow speakers she may be called upon to interview or introduce whilst hosting an event.

Frances has a reputation for working closely with the event organiser both before, during and after the conference to ensure that client’s desired outcome is achieved. She prides herself in being considered an integral part of the conference team.