Gemma Khairi

Gemma Khairi

What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy connecting and engaging with people and building relationships which I think are very important in both my personal and professional life. I am committed to those relationships and seek also to bring people and organisations together in order to share and uplift and support each other. I also enjoy the complex nature of my role in seeking creative solutions to new challenges and analysing and sharing best practice. For me, it is all about moving in the right direction and continuously reflecting on what and how we can be better in order to serve the sector.

How would you like to make a difference?
I would like to support in the creation of positive cultures and open and transparent partnerships across the sector to secure a more powerful movement for the sector and in that create the respect and recognition the helpline sector deserves. To unburden and shine a light on the hidden qualities, commitment and passionate work that takes place across the sector, offering a renewed admiration to a sector that remains hidden in plain sight.

What are your top 3 values?
1. Respect
2. Balance
3. Honesty

Joined the Helplines Partnership team: 4 February 2019