Growing up with Police Officer parents, Zara knew that she wanted to follow in their footsteps with a challenging job, far from your mundane 9-5. After a visit with her father to the Swansea AFCO in 2003, she joined the RAF as a HR Administrator on completion of her AS Levels.

Continually seeking challenges and development, she has had numerous postings all over the UK and overseas in various HR roles. Enjoying a successful career, she is now a Recruitment Specialist, managing the recruitment of all airman/woman entrants. A keen advocate for diversity and inclusion, she is an RAF Ambassador for HR and Gender and is in the process of setting up the RAFs first Female Network as its Deputy Chair.

Her favourite parts of her job are employee engagement and customer relationship management. Taking a personal interest in employment law, particularly in regards to maternity, she assists personnel from all over the UK with related queries. She loves being in a position to help people, empower her staff and to contribute towards social mobility by encouraging everyone, particularly females, that they can have a rewarding career with the RAF whatever their background, exceeding their goals and achieving ambitions they hadn’t previously considered.

Married and mum to two young girls she has a busy home life. Outside of family time she is the PR and Marketing Manager for her local SANDs branch (the Stillborn and neonatal deaths charity) and has recently organised a fundraising drive that saw £1500 raised for a new cuddle cot her local hospital. She also volunteers for Inspiring the Future, attending events as a gender ambassador all over her county. With any remaining spare time she likes to study, having recently completed her CIPD Level 5 in HR Management and is currently studying for a Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership whilst deployed in the Middle East.