I spent much of my career as a management consultant based in London, and before retiring was a regional fundraising advisor for 400 local charities for nearly a decade, overseeing more than £20m of voluntary income a year.

In the past I have been a trustee of various national charities like The Children's Society, Scripture Union and SAT-7 UK Trust, and also of the Church's Pension Board.

I moved to Hampshire in 2014, and currently help to mentor small and medium-sized charities through schemes organised by the Small Charities Coalition and the Cranfield Trust.