The other pages on this website are an attempt to give you factual information about my training and wide experience. On this page, I want to try to give you an idea of who I am.
People often comment on my clarity of thought and ability to get to the nub of an issue. I can often find the right word to capture a feeling or emotion - which is immensely helpful in my work.
I have a strong sense of fairness, honesty and transparency. I have tried to represent those values in my dealings with other people. I have attempted not to mislead or exaggerate in any of my descriptions, and I try to use straightforward language whenever I can.
I have had the good fortune to travel extensively through Europe and North America, and I feel this gives me a broader perspective on people and their differences. A belief that cooperation and shared values are more effective than setting people against one another, or telling them what's wrong with them.
I am married with two adult children, one of whom has learning difficulties and is autistic.