ABOUT me

Here on one site, is all of me: joining up my professional, political & personal lives. Each one is a part me. It made sense to me to have them in one place.

POTTED HISTORY

 

  • Born 1958,

  • Lived in Devon, Oxford & Portsmouth during childhood

  • Lived in Reading, Oxford & Buckingham over the last 35 years

  • Psychology at University of Reading

  • Worked in local government & NHS for most of my twenties

  • Became a dad in 1987 & 1988, and step dad a while later

  • Happened upon organisational & leadership development in 1989 

  • Got hooked on this for the next 25 years

  • Worked on assignments across most public services

  • But known for my speciality in field of policing and criminal justice

  • Established my own business in 2008

  • Became a town councillor in 2011 and was Town Mayor 2017-19

  • Committed to Opening Space for conversations that can change the world

MY PASSIONS

 

  • Helping to create a fair world in which everyone has the chance to dream and the resources to realise those ambitions

  • Working with children & young people to help them to be happy, safe and all that they can be, free from fear & harm

  • Making Buckingham an even more beautiful, prosperous & healthy place to live, visit, study and play

  • Coaching leaders, and facilitating whole organisations & networks of partners to generate lasting improvements in results

  • Helping people become leading actors in their own futures rather than extras in somebody else's story

  • Great movies and brilliant plays: War Horse, Locke, Mary Poppins, Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid, Matilda, Casablanca... (etc.)

  • Santana, Daft Punk, BeyoncĂ©, Bresson, Sia, Cousin Avi, Blair Dunlop & a thousand other musicians that brighten this world

  • Books & poetry by Orwell, McGough, Camus, Sartre, Pullman, Banks