Carly has been Chief Executive at SIFA Fireside since July 2017. She has spent her career in the voluntary sector holding various senior leadership positions for charities from local grassroots services to international development organisations. She has held board positions including trustee, director and company secretary. Prior to joining SIFA Fireside, Carly was the National Director for an international development charity that provided community based support programmes for those living in the six poorest countries in Eastern Europe. Carly has a degree in International Relations and Peace Studies. She currently sits on Birmingham’s Homelessness Partnership Board and Birmingham's Health and Wellbeing Board.