I joined Wastesavers in the late 1980s when it was our aim was to educate people about the benefits of education.
I have been a member of the local Friends of the Earth group for many years and maintain a keen interest in environmental issues.
I run a local print company – “A Print” here in Newport.
I have been involved in the financial services sector for 30 years and spent the latter part of my career in the Gulf States where as Executive Director I was responsible for the Middle East and North Africa Treasury business for JP Morgan and latterly Citibank.
I have been a Trustee with Wastesaver’s since 2019 and have experience working with other charities as part of the Cranfield Trust volunteer scheme.
I am a partner at Waitrose and volunteer as a Fraud Specialist with Gwent Police.
Wastesaver’s offers me the opportunity to utilise a careers worth of experience whilst also learning from my fellow board members and the superb management team at Wastesavers.
I first joined Wastesavers in May, 1999 as a representative from Newport County Borough Council.
I have been a full member of the Wastesavers board since 2008.
I spent many years working in the finance and administration sectors of local government.
I was Mayor of Newport in 2010/11.
I retired as a Councillor from Newport City Council in May 2012, having served as a Chair of Audit Committee and Cabinet Member.
I am proud to be one of the founder members and current chair of the charity.
Wastesavers has grown organically since our early mission to educate people about recycling.
We now have a multi million pound turnover but have retained our charitable, non-profit ideology.
In recent years I lecturered in Graphic Design at the University of South Wales. Prior to that I trained as a French Chef and worked in both hotel and industrial catering.
Since 1990 I have been a councillor at Newport City Council. My passions are sport, art, music and culture. Since 2005 I have been on the organising committee for the Annual Chartist Convention.
My proudest moment was playing for Wales against England in the Veterans Football international at Dragon’s Park. I am a member of Greenpeace, Wales CND and Amnesty International.
I have worked in people development for the 35+ years, starting my career as a graduate trainee with Ford Motor Company.
After working for a number of global organisations, in 2008 I started my own business, helping leaders to build great teams.
I am passionate about creating diverse workplaces where each person can reach their full potential.
I have been a Trustee since 2017 and love working with this dynamic and purpose led team.
The Wastesaver’s team are inspiring. They’re passionate about helping their local community. I feel privileged to be a trustee for this wonderful organisation and part of its continuing growth and success.