Andrea J Dodds

Background

Since starting my marketing career at Unilever, I have spent more than 27 years building and leading marketing teams all over the world. Most recently I have been fortunate to work at Colgate and Dechra Pharmaceuticals, following my passion to improve the health of people and their pets. Living abroad I have experienced how difficult it can be to navigate life in a country other than your own, when not understanding the processes or not speaking the language well.

I was delighted to be appointed to the Trustee Board in October 2019 at a time when the organisation is exploring many new ideas how to provide even better service to those who need it most.

My role and what’s important to me

Together with the Chair and my fellow Trustees, I am helping to ensure business priorities and plans as well as advice quality and finances are sustainable. With my marketing background I am also especially interested in any communication Citizens Advice Cheshire West has with clients, external contacts and the organisation’s volunteers and employees.
I am immensely proud to be part of this great team and seeing the fantastic volunteers and staff give such a wide range of high-quality advice, making sure nobody needs to face tough challenges alone.

My hobbies and interests

My husband and I enjoy experiencing different cultures, places and their food. We have recently moved to Mid Wales and spend a lot of time and muscle restoring a large field and orchard into a beautiful wildlife area. Our cats Mika and Kimi are enjoying their countryside retirement after 6 overseas moves and are getting on well with the sheep and pheasant neighbours.