I enjoy working with leaders and organisations to help them form and articulate their strategy and impact. I am good at analysing complex situations and the context of the world in which any organisation operates. I am good in a crisis and helping prevent them. I am at my best tackling problems and creating opportunities and finding the best people to connect with one another to improve a situation. I enjoy thinking about the economy and capital markets and how organisations can acquire the resources they need to grow and succeed.
I have had a diverse career as an economist for the civil service and a bank, I have been an elected politician and, before founding Charlotte Street Partners, I was head of group communications at RBS, before a hugely interesting year at WPP. I serve on the boards of several commercial and purpose driven organisations.
I care about community improvement, sport, the arts and current affairs. But most of all I care about my family.