D Murphy

Finance and Monitoring Officer

I moved to Wales from Ireland in 1980 and my first job was in a whole-food cooperative and I loved how empowering that kind of working is – everyone was on equal pay, and everyone had an equal voice. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to almost always work in cooperatives or collectives, and even though VCS is neither of these officially, it has the same feel, all of us who work here work as part of a team.

My job is to manage the finances, the wages, pensions, etc. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I like the way numbers stay where you put them – unlike people, ha ha!

It is now an especially exciting time to be here as we are working closely with Radio Cardiff – fabulous music while I work!