Sonia grew up in Poole, Dorset, gaining a first class degree at Brunel University, Middlesex, before training as a Chartered Accountant at Price Waterhouse Cooper in London. Post qualification Sonia specialised in small emerging businesses and then corporate finance lead advisory services. After leaving the profession Sonia worked at Christie’s fine art auctioneers moving from treasury to UK management, Deputy FD and then Group Commercial Director.
After taking a career break when starting a family, Sonia undertook a number of voluntary roles and worked part time as the accountant at Twyford Surgery for 6 years covering everything from bookkeeping to payroll to management accounting and pensions. Sonia left after outsourcing most of the work and had another career break, during which time she has served as chair of finance on Twyford Parish Council and as trustee and secretary of Twyford Parish Hall.
Sonia is married to Kevin and lives in Twyford with their 3 boys all of whom have been to Twyford between 2006 – 2018.