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Abigail Wright in 10

10 questions: answered. This week Abigail Wright, our Chief Financial Officer, takes centre stage sharing what Black History Month personally means to her, her dream dinner party guests and more.

Hi Abigail, how would you describe your role in one sentence?

Challenging, yet rewarding when I witness students graduate without debt.

What do you find the most rewarding part of being in the College Senior Leadership team?

The most rewarding part of my role is to be there for our staff when things are tough.

Abigail, it’s quick-fire round time!

What does Black History Month personally mean to you?

Black History Month is a time to reflect on our history and heritage. For me personally it presents the opportunity to appreciate where we’ve been, recognise how far we’ve come and to visualise our futures.

If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?

It would be the ability to take politics out of managing Newbold and make everyone happy financially.

If you had a time machine, would you choose to go to one definite moment, or in the future or the past? And why?

I will go to the past and reconsider some of the choices I made that affected my family negatively.

If you could gain a new skill or ability straight away, what would you choose?

Become a software programmer.

How would your friends or family describe you?

Easy going, not very likely to return your call or call you often but will be available when it counts the most!

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to your younger self?

Wait till about the age of 28 before getting married.

You’re having a fancy dinner party and can invite anyone you wish – who are your guests?

My Mum, mother Theresa and my two girls and for music, I will invite Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran!

If you could describe the Newbold experience in just three words, what would they be?

Where miracle happens