Name: Tina Clark
Position and department: PA to the Dean and Community Action Group Chair
1. You’re the chair of the Community Action Group. Can you tell us a little bit more about the CAG?
CAG is the driving force behind the School's community engagement programme. It’s a group of volunteers – ten staff, one faculty member and a student – who share a passion for volunteering. Our mission is to identify interesting opportunities and encourage our colleagues to get involved. We work closely with students and are proudly supporting their fantastic community initiative “LBS for London”.
2. What does your typical work day look like?
The Dean’s Office is no ivory tower, thank goodness - always lots going on with people coming and going and some very interesting people at that! My day is a combination of dealing with the immediate and planning further ahead. My to-do list and priorities change hourly. With my community hat on I have my own meetings and presentations to prepare for, as well as the Dean’s. I wish I had a bit more thinking time. Don’t we all?
3. Where is your favourite place in London and why?
Regent’s Park. I never tire of the view from my window.
4. What is top of your bucket list?
A horse-riding adventure: The Namibian Desert Trail.
5. Who would play you in the film of your life?
6. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
I have friends overseas I haven’t seen for years. A dinner party with them would be my dream.
7. What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
It’s okay to fail, just ensure you learn from it.
8. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Learning to ride a horse. I started late and I was useless. Now I’m up for the Namibian Desert trail!
9. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Ditch the blue eye shadow.
10. Tell us something surprising about you.
As a child I starred in a TV commercial for a Yamaha organ. It was never aired!