Tell us about your background
I’ve worked in the insurance industry most of my life, 25 years at RSA Insurance Group where I am the Managing Director of our Commercial business in the UK and Europe. I live in very rural Kent, I still call Liverpool home and have also lived in various places around the UK and the world including spending several years in Singapore and in Dubai. I’ve been lucky enough to live and work with lots of different people across the world from many varied cultures and personal backgrounds.
I have been married for 25 years, and have two grown up children. I am a passionate Liverpool FC supporter but tend to spend more time walking my dog and working in my garden these days than watching Liverpool !
What is your role working with See Change Films?
I have joined the See Change Advisory Board. In my job, my role is to lead and coach both individuals and teams and that’s something I love doing - so I hope I can give some real support and guidance in that area. And given my career background I believe I can also encourage the charity to grow and develop in such a way it stays true to its own identity.
Why did you get involved with See Change Films?
I got to know Helen through our partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs - I was deeply impressed with her sheer enthusiasm and belief in what she’s doing, and by the way she engages with people. I’ve been keen to support Helen’s work ever since, and this gives me the opportunity to do that in a much more regular way. I really believe in what See Change Films does, and have seen the confidence and skills the participants have gained: equally I really want to give more back to the communities I live in, and working with SCF gives me opportunity to do that and the fact it is is something completely different to what I normally do is really exciting.
If you could change one thing, what would it be?
If I could change one thing I’d see a world where everybody immediately saw the good in everyone else, and assumed the positive intent of everyone rather than seeing the negative or assuming the worst. If we all look for and see the real humanity in each other, the world is a much better place.