Monica has been involved with the charity sector for a number of years and has been the Chief Executive of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group since 2009. It is under her leadership that the charity rebranded from Sandwell Mind into The Kaleidoscope Plus Group. Monica holds an MSc in Housing and previous to her employment with the Charity spent several years working in the social housing sector.

Committed to promoting the role of women and Black and Minority Ethnic individuals in leadership roles, she has chaired the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisation’s national Black and Asian Leadership Special Interest Group and has also been involved in a national group addressing Governance in the Third Sector.

Throughout her career, Monica has held a number of non-executive roles and currently sits on the boards of Health For Living, Regional Action West Midlands and the Sports and Recreation Alliance for whom she is the Board Lead on equality. She is also a member of the Premier League’s Equality and Diversity Panel and consultant to the Kings Fund’s Cascading Leadership Programme.