Pam was a dancer, choreographer and teacher working with DV8 Physical Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre. She went on to focus on cultural education for Kokuma Dance Theatre in Birmingham and later for Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She joined Arts Council England in 2003 working in their North West, Yorkshire then London offices. After over 15 years she left ACE and returned to Leeds to take on a new role with Leeds City Council. In April 2021, she became Head of Culture Programmes.