The not-for-profit sector has been the central focus of my working life and I bring to my consultancy first-hand experience as a former chief executive together with a range of chairmanships, and a deep understanding of the environment in which charities and social enterprises are operating. I focus on governance, strengthening internal relationships, facilitating strategic discussions, mediating interpersonal disagreements, and supporting chairs and chief executives through mentoring.
The majority of my clients are in the not-for-profit sector - charities and social enterprises - ranging from small local organisations to organisations with sizeable incomes, including students’ unions, single issue support charities, and campaigning organisations. Where mediation and facilitation are concerned client confidentiality precludes my identifying them by name.
CEDR accredited mediator (1996)
I have been a consultant since 1993 and a mediator/facilitator since 1996.
Currently Chair of Social Link, and a non-executive director of Direct Reports Ltd.
Former director of Global Mediation Ltd.
Chair of the original steering group for the Code of Good Governance for the Voluntary and Community Sector, and of the Implementation Group for the National Occupational Standards for Trustee and Management Committee.
Founding Chair of Charity Trustee Networks (now integrated with Small Charities Coalition), and former Chair and Chief Executive of the Family Holiday Association.