I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the early 1980’s and subsequently trained and became a licenced Insolvency Practitioner. Most of my professional life was with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) working within the corporate recovery team, often trading companies in financially stressed situations.
In the late 1990’s I undertook a two year secondment with Carlsberg-Tetley working within their group finance team and then did five years working with international and state banks on their distressed lending portfolios; mainly across Europe, the former eastern bloc and also Africa and the Caribbean.
I retired from professional life in 2016 and last year became a parish councillor for my local parish. I have two sons, one is married and lives in New Zealand and the other is a long haul British Airways pilot.
Why have I become a trustee of SOS Silence of Suicide? I feel that I have been very privileged in life and wish to give something back to people who have been less fortunate than myself. I hope I can use my skills and life experiences to make a difference to the charity and most of all, the people it seeks to help.