Andrea Parkin

Programme Facilitator

Andrea joined the Royal Air Force, aged 19, as a Mechanical Transport Driver. After 9 years’ service she relocated to Menorca, Spain, to pursue a passion in property renovation before returning to the UK in 2002. A career in sports retail management, at Tony Pryce Sports, saw her hone her management, leadership and customer service skills. Realising her husband had more time off than her she changed career and worked in Education as a Digital Marketing Officer before taking ‘very’ early retirement to travel around Europe for 5 years in their Campervan.  Andrea also followed her husband into Rugby! As a scrum half and goal kicker she led her team to an unbeaten first year at Withycombe RFC. She now has cauliflower ears!

During time off from travelling Andrea worked as a Group Manager on the National Citizen Service (NCS) and was instrumental in guiding a group of 16 year olds to national success with a Foodbank initiative which was implemented and rolled out Nationwide by Sainsbury’s.

Andrea is also a Trustee and Procurement Manager with her families’ charity – The Adam Stansfield Foundation and in her spare time loves doing anything outdoors, travelling and challenging herself.

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