At a glance


  • General / operations management
  • Project / programme management
  • Change management
  • Governance
  • Management consultancy
  • Strategic development and planning


Based in Stoke St Michael, Somerset
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, mainly at the office, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.


Either in or out of office hours

Up to say to an average of one day per week, allowing for holidays. Can be any of working hours, evenings or weekends. 


  • Arts
  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Financial inclusion
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Sports
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people

Type of role

Short term project, Trustee/Governor

Work history

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About me

A career of over 40 years in management and consultancy across diverse organisations and sectors culminated in my final full-time career role being CEO role for Wells Cathedral.  The latter role utilised my broad range of skills and experience to take a leading role in strategic and operational delivery for a very diverse organisation.   My main strengths centre on thinking holistically, seeing the big picture and then drilling down to action and delivery.

Following a Maths degree from Oxford, my career started in the more technical facets of IT and then evolved to developing strategy and managing the resultant change to processes and, more importantly, the people that supported them.  I have developed cultural sensitivity having worked not just in public, private and not for profit sectors in the UK, but also overseas in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and sub-Continent

My transferable skills therefore include strategic development and planning, change programme management, project management, general management and financial planning and management.

In the case of the latter, while I am not an accountant, my mathematical background means I am able to understand financial matters and use that understanding to help inform board level discussions and decisions based on prudence in use of financial resources. I have developed a good understanding and experience of charity accounting.

I can deliver business presentations, for example to communicate with stakeholders and to support fundraising.

As well as at Wells Cathedral, my not for profit experience include working at Macmillan Cancer Support as a change programme manager.

My voluntary experience centres mainly on my local parish church in Purley where I served on its Parochial Church Council (governing body) and as Church Warden.  I have also volunteered via Reach for a smaller cancer charity, Cancerkin where I provided guidance on their IT. I am currently a Trustee for the SWAN Advice Network, which is based in Radstock and covers Bath and North East Somerset

What am I looking for

As I am now retired from full-time employment, I want to use part of my time to deploy my talent and experience in serving and helping others in the wider community whether this be locally, nationally or internationally.

I would consider:

  • Trustee/Governor/Non-executive positions
  • Specific roles that would involve
    • Mentoring & supporting individuals
    • Strategic planning
    • Programme / project governance or reviews
    • Financial planning