I am Nana, Director of Knightsbridge Village. Prior to founding the Village I had a successful City career with PwC. Leaving the City in 2012 provided a great opportunity to pursue a longstanding ambition to create a supportive network for like-minded parents in my neighbourhood.
I read a Masters degree in Economics at the University of Edinburgh before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. I am a Patron of The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation and have previously held various other voluntary roles.
For the Library I will be writing about luxury family travel. My affinity for travel began at an early age as my diplomat parents moved around continuously, a spell in Addis Ababa was probably the most exotic. After six years at boarding school a gap year travelling in Europe and Southern Africa before university was enlightening. I spent my freedom years globe trotting extensively even spending my honeymoon in Borneo, much to the dismay of friends. With two young children often in tow, travel is now more about comfort and relaxation than adventure. In these pages I will also be blogging about another favourite pastime with great enthusiasm - treats - for grown ups. From fancy clothes and jewellery to time out sans enfants and delightful things for your home.
I am of Ghanaian origin, educated in Scotland, married to a half Brit half German and settled in London. We live in South Kensington with our two children aged 11 and 7. I am, effectively, a typical Knightsbridge Village “resident”!
Favourite hotel: Gresham Palace, Budapest
Favourite resort: The Chedi, Oman
Favourite city: London aside, I can only narrow it down to three – Accra, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto
Favourite treat: dinner at Scheltema Restaurant, Brussels
When I grow up I want to be: A travel correspondent.