TONI Shaw was born on the Isle of Sheppey into a large family. After a career in the Women’s Royal Air Force and marketing and communications, she moved into the voluntary sector.

She joined the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation in 2007 and has worked with her staff and trustees to build a £10 million endowment for the long-term support of voluntary work across the county.

Toni lives in Basingstoke with her husband Andy and has one daughter, one stepdaughter, one stepson and four grandchildren.

1. Who was your childhood hero? Bobby Charlton.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? I am more attached to people than things, but saying that, my mobile phone has become very precious to me.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Hot Love by T-Rex.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? Question Time.

5. What is your favourite film? I love the oldies, especially Dr Zhivago.

6. What is your pet hate? When people look at their mobile phone while they are having a conversation with you.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Enduring Love, by Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, a pioneer of family planning.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Beans on toast. I am never hungry in a crisis.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Queen Elizabeth I.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Easy! The 1966 FIFA World Cup final.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? A big, comfy double bed.

12. What sports team do you support? Manchester United.

13. What was your first job? My first job was a milk round.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? I would like to race around Brands Hatch in a racing car.

15. What worries you the most? There are so many things that need fixing, especially at a local level, but I’ve always said that it’s best to just get on and do a good job and hope that it makes a difference in however small or big a way.

16. What is your proudest moment? I’d have to say it was having my daughter.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? Although she never remembered our birthdays, she was a good friend.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Shoes.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? If people could look for what they have in common rather than what makes them different.

20. What three words best describe you? Determined, optimistic and impatient.