Originally trained as a personnel and welfare officer working in a Bristol departmental store, Diana's career took a dramatic turn during her 20's when she became involved with the media. During the 1960’s she was hugely successful as a fashion and photographic model. Until the late 70’s Diana continued cat walking her way through top fashion shows and undertaking photographic shoots around the world. She progressed to organising, choreographing and presenting major spectacular fashion shows. During the 70’s Diana became continuity announcer and newsreader for HTV West, and a freelance contributor and presenter for BBC Radio Bristol, and Radio West. Also during the 70’s she produced the Show Theatre at the annual Devon County Show in Exeter. Her extensive experience in radio, television and the stage spans over 41 years. Today she writes books and articles, presents on Radio and TV, and facilitates conferences and corporate events. She specialises in women’s issues, ageism, health, fitness and beauty.
Exercise & Fitness.
Diana is a fully qualified teacher of exercise. In 1993 the Exercise Association of England presented her with their Special Achievement Award for her work in the fitness world over 25 years.
Writing & publications
Diana is an author and member of The Guild of Health Writers. She is a regular contributor to magazines, newspapers and online Agony Aunt for Discovery Health UK.
During the past 14 years Diana has devoted much time working with health and sport organisations, and many hospitals, promoting women's health and well-being. Diana regularly works for the major cancer charities and cancer support organisations. She enjoys helping people of all ages and abilities with her infectious enthusiasm. She has taught exercise and lectured on health and fitness extensively at health farms, holiday camps, sports centres and aboard cruise ships.
Diana presents corporate and charity videos and enjoys being Compere/Mistress of Ceremonies/Facilitator at conferences, corporate events and gala occasions. She is also an experienced After Dinner speaker.
Born and bred in the West Country, Diana now lives in Surrey. She has two sons, three granddaughters and one grandson. Her hobbies include painting in oils, gardening, boating and ski-ing.