Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be at The Clock Tower Sanctuary.

Helping make good change happen is what I enjoy doing. My first international adventure involved rebuilding war damaged houses and schools in Kosovo in 1999. I’ve spent the last 20+ years working with amazing people all around the world who are passionate about improving really difficult challenges like improving food security in Africa and Asia. As I’ve moved from one organisation to another, I’ve learned how to tackle problems systemically.

Because I’ve worked with an international focus all my life, I connected rapidly with the Clock Tower Sanctuary. Supporting young people to have a fair chance in life, notably a place they can call home feels really important to me.

I grew up in Hassocks, and I now live with my wife and two children in Haywards Heath. Brighton is my home city. I’m a keen gardener, and enjoy playing tennis and golf, and watching the Albion!

What do you like most about being a Trustee at The Clock Tower Sanctuary?

I was immediately struck by the practical difference that the Clock Tower Sanctuary makes in the lives of young people facing homelessness in Brighton and Hove; and I am continually inspired by the determination of staff and volunteers to meet the evolving needs of young people, particularly as the cost of living crisis takes its effect.

What’s your favourite tea time treat?

Oh, it’d be toast with marmalade or jam, maybe a chunk of cheddar on the side.