I am 43, married to Sue with two kids, Ali (6) and Emma (8). We’re happily settled in St Albans, just north of London. I have been a student of Tai Chi since 1996, finding the School in St Albans in 2000. I have been an apprentice teacher for 3 years.
Professionally, I have a background in engineering project management and have worked for the banking, health and charity sectors over the past 15 years. I am still looking for the thing I really want to do.
I am committed to my personal development, and by extension to the development of those around me, to our society and to our planet. I frequently struggle with how best to focus this commitment in thought and action. As I get older, I feel more drawn to noticing and being rather than doing.
I am interested in being a member of the Board because I was asked and found myself comfortable agreeing. I hadn’t given the idea any previous thought. I don’t generally commit myself to things if I’m not prepared to be wholehearted and enthusiastic so, other attributes aside, this is the minimum I will be offering. I enjoy working with people who are passionate about what they are doing, and although I’d call myself fairly diplomatic, I’m more concerned with honesty than agreement.
I spend much of my working life facilitating, collaborating, practicing being innovative and aspiring to success in a team environment. I understand how to manage projects, I’m comfortable with the common computer applications and I have experience in professional coaching….these skills may be of value in this role.