Having begun my career with five years at JPMorgan and five working in the media – broadcasting and producing at the BBC and writing about cricket for the Daily Telegraph – I was fortunate to be asked to become part of the founding team of eight in a business that created more than 3,000 jobs in the UK during the ten years that I was there.
These days I am a volunteer. I chair the National Governing Body of an Olympic sport, and the Onside Youth Zone project in Hammersmith that when completed will give young people in my local area a quality, safe and affordable place to go in their leisure time. I am involved in various other charitable projects focused mainly around young people and improving chances. I am a Trustee of SportsAid, and a Governor at a State boarding school.
I maintain an interest in business as an investor in disruptive digital companies. I have backed more than forty early-stage businesses, including RateSetter, Swoon Editions, Boku, Uniplaces, Streethub, Rotageek, Den, Smart Pension, Property Partner and token.io.
Married with four children aged between 15 and 9, I use any spare time to read widely and write occasionally. This blog is the product of that.