Abi graduated in commerce from the University of Birmingham in 1999. She has worked in human resources since 2000 for a wide variety of organisations, including a holiday company and botanical gardens.
Abi joined Lyons Davidson in May 2004 as an HR Assistant, becoming Assistant HR Manager in January 2006. She was then appointed manager of the HR department, a role which saw her involved in assisting the Head of HR implement the HR strategy for the company, managing a wide range of HR projects and hands-on, day-to-day HR activies.
Abi became Head of HR in 2013.
She has been graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and since 2003.