Daressa has a wealth of experience in business management and service delivery, working in the water industry for more than 25 years. A chemical engineer by background, she is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineering and has a life-long passion for science, technology and engineering. A recent appointment to the board of governors at Egerton High School, she is a keen advocate of educational excellence for all and is dedicated to doing all she can as a governor to support the school in its journey to achieving its goals.
She is the mother of two teenage sons and spends most of her spare time watching Rugby, enjoying both codes but particularly Rugby League. She is an avid St Helens fan. She also enjoys yoga and walking with her dog Rufus.