Jenny Walker (L88-94) has sent in the following update:

“I am currently on maternity leave but return as Assistant Director for Emergency and General Medicine in January 2011 at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone (East London).
I graduated in 1999 with a first in Psychology from York University (after leaving St Bees in 1994 for sixth form at Wyndham School in Egremont) and have worked for the NHS in managerial capacities ever since. I started as a project manager at the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust moving around North London and Essex to end up where I am now, managing a budget of 50 million and a staff base of 800. I recently completed an aspiring directors course but am not convinced in the current political and economic climate that an executive position in the NHS is the most forgiving of positions!
I am training for my fifth London marathon, which, given my lack of enthusiasm for cross country at school, is something I didn't expect to enjoy. I am running this marathon in 2011 for the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust, with previous charities I have supported being the Eating Disorders Association and MIND. I also at a very, very amateur level do triathlons and duathlons (none very well, but enthusiasm must count for something!). Rugby league and union are my sports of choice to watch and I follow the fortunes of Whitehaven and Carlisle.

Living in London has allowed me to develop a love for serious theatre and ballet (although this has recently been curtailed by the arrival of William Henry Edward on the 2nd April), a love which was definitely helped along the way by English lessons at St Bees (thanks to Mr Sorel Cameron). Aside from that, travel and walking help alleviate the stresses of the NHS, with Killimanjaro and Mount Meru climbed, the Inca Trail (a less well known one) completed (with the obligatory visit to Machu Picchu) and backpacking around Cambodia. Walking across Britain has filled and will continue to fill many happy weekends.”

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