I am currently the Chair of the SWAY Board of Trustees. I have been a teacher of Mathematics for 30 years and am currently approaching my release date on 31st August 2018. I have also studied Theology at Spurgeon’s College and am now a Reader at St Mary’s, Brighstone. I have a wife, 2 grown up children, and 3 grandchildren.
I am an active person, playing squash regularly and getting out into the outdoors whenever I can. I love mountains, books and music.
I live with my family in Chale where I run my business, Wight Heat, which I started in 2009. My work covered years in Africa and Asia in land management and environmental consultancy and for 10 years I ran grant programmes for the Isle of Wight Council before moving to public participation in health then setting up Wight Heat. Wight Heat offers young people work experience and a qualification to use as a spring board for their futures.
I’m the lead worker for SWAY. I’ve been a youth worker for 12 years and studied at Southampton University. My family and I moved to the island in 2015 after spending 7 years in Suffolk leading a youth charity. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 10 years and we have two amazing sons and a springer spaniel. I am a passionate Christian and I believe my vocation in life is to see young people fulfil their God given potential. My hobbies are mountain walking, running, squash and football.