Kemal has 18 years’ experience in the international development and voluntary sector. Since 1999 he has worked for a number of non-profits and development organisations from the very large (Christian Aid) to the very small (Village Aid). This has included 8 years’ experience in programme management (across Africa, Latin America and Asia) and three years’ as Chief Executive of a small NGO with a focus on education and learning in West Africa.
Kemal has a deep interest in, and has pursued a career that has enabled him to challenge, exclusion and inequality in multiple forms. He has a broad set of skills that have enabled him to facilitate growth and change in diverse cultural contexts with experience in strategy development for organisational transformation, project research and design, programme management and partnership development. He has helped to secure over £1,000,000 funding for, and led on, transformative programmes in education, conflict mediation, sustainable natural resource usage and disability rights.
Kemal holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD exploring educational exclusion and caste discrimination from Canterbury Christ Church University.
Sam has decades of experience managing a range of community development projects and advocacy services and first met the Caplor team while she was working as chief officer for a dementia charity. She is returning to the NHS to support the management of a department who are keen to look at equine assisted therapeutic approaches to pain and long term condition management. This is where her interest and passion truly lives and she is keen to combine the wisdom and brilliance of equines with progressive approaches to human development. Sam reflects:
'I've always found it interesting that the further up the management structure a person climbs, the less support seems to be available to them. Isn't this an odd thing to do to people at a time in their lives when the weight of responsibility might be at its heaviest?! I think horses can teach us so much about true leadership, present moment awareness, authenticity and deep inter-connectedness. They are living examples of what I would love to embody. Horses point the way towards a healthier way of being for managers who often find themselves overloaded by stress and overwhelmed by work loads, with limited means to access support.'
Liza specialises in organisational change management using over 20 years' high level leadership experience to build high performing, sustainable teams quickly and effectively.
Key Attributes: Transforms businesses; Drives organisational change; Identifies & develops key people; Challenges convention; Brings the best out of people.
Iain is the CEO of the ‘for purpose charity,’ the EAUC. Their new mission is to make sustainability the new norm across all aspects of university and college delivery and to unleash the transformational power of education to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Previously Iain pioneered sustainability across the school and Further Education curricula and prior to that led a wide range of cross-community development and reconciliation activities in Northern Ireland. Iain was inspired after working in community and agricultural development in Kenya, that he is now establishing a food security and enterprise project in Karamoja, Uganda.
Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE
Lynne held 3 Chief Executive roles within Further Education in the UK for 17 years and works now as an executive coach and organisational consultant. Lynne has worked in 15 countries on developing leadership and is an experienced board member having held 20 non-executive posts since 1984.
She was awarded the CBE in 2004, was named one of the Debrett's 500 most influential people in the UK in 2015 and one of the UK " 100 women of Spirit" in 2016. Her organisations have won numerous national and international awards including the International Spirit at Work Award.
Her previous leadership roles include Executive Director of the 157 Group of FE Colleges, Chief Executive of the Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL), Principal of Guildford College and Head of Croydon Business School. CEL developed over 40,000 leaders. All the organisations led by her have achieved outstanding results.
From 2008 Lynne worked closely with Ministers as a lobbyist to develop and implement skills policies and campaigns for the UK vocational skills system. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s UK wide national review of public sector leadership 2009/10 and was advisor to the 11 National UK Leadership Academies. Lynne has chaired and sat on numerous national and Ministerial public sector committees and advisory groups.
She has had several articles published on leadership. She co tutored on the “Soul of Leadership” programme and is the founder of the “Goddess Luminary Wheel” programme.
Lynne has three daughters, 2 grand-daughters, is a published poet and travels extensively to explore different cultures.
Diversity and Equality Advisor
Chandra is an experienced coach, mentor, trainer and educationalist with a track record in challenging and supporting improved outcomes for young people and their families. His deep awareness of how inequalities and disadvantage operate permeates all his thinking and work.
He is passionate about transforming the lives of the young people who find themselves outside the mainstream schooling system.
He currently runs an Interim Education Provision (ELS Education Ltd) in a deprived and multi-racial area of London. ESL’s vision is "to consistently provide clients and students choice and control”. Working with both students and their families, Chandra’s holistic approach, experience of inter-agency work, and passion for lifelong learning has made a unique contribution to turning around the lives of young people. This approach and a singular belief in the core worth of people as deserving equal rights has informed his approach to working with individuals and with groups.
He has delivered training and offered executive coaching to a variety of individuals, including those in education, business and third sector,both; in the UK and in Europe. His training and development offers include a useful balance between experiential, reflection and theory to allow deeper learning.
One participant from a recent training they delivered said; ”…a well crafted, deeply thoughtful and lively session that will stay with me for a long time and more.. it will influence how I deliver my own training and support as a coach and mentor”
Diversity and Equality Advisor
Saf is an experienced coach, mentor, trainer and educationalist with a track record in challenging and supporting improved outcomes for young people and their families. His deep awareness of how inequalities and disadvantage operate permeates all his thinking and work.
He is passionate about transforming the lives of the young people who find themselves outside the mainstream schooling system.
Saf, and Chandra (Ladwa) another Caplor Advisor, currently run an Interim Education Provision (ELS Education Ltd) in a deprived and multi-racial area of London. ESL’s vision is "to consistently provide clients and students choice and control”. Working with both students and their families, Chandra and Saf’s holistic approach, experience of inter-agency work, and passion for lifelong learning has made a unique contribution to turning around the lives of young people.
Usha is passionate about giving a voice to, and developing the resilience of, those who do not have enough power to be heard. She enjoys thinking about how people can work collaboratively in order to improve direct delivery to communities and to re align the power balance between communities and the state. She pursues this by working with those with authority and power to provide public services - be it in Government or in the public and third sector generally.
Usha has worked in senior roles in equalities and in social care. Also in designing and delivering management and leadership programmes and more recently in sustainable development and natural resources.
Usha has experience of leading change in equalities, in building community resilience to future shocks of climate and other changes. Recently she has helped to deliver place based change programmes in different locations in Wales. Currently Usha works in the Welsh Government’s Natural resources and Environmental Directorate. Usha is an experienced coach.
Web and IT Systems Advisor
Deven currently works as an IT, Graphic Design and General Manager at KD and Jay LTD, an online retail company. He is a hard working, diligent, fast learning web and IT systems professional with a track record of success in the establishment and scale up of cutting edge businesses.
Deven is also committed to social and environmental sustainability within business and society.
Deven is a ‘Specialist Advisor’ for Caplor Horizons and helps with it’s website and IT systems design, development and implementation including our database and online resource centre: ‘The Voyage’.
Facilitator & Experiential Learning Specialist
Ann is a highly experienced and skilled facilitator, coach and designer of experiential learning. She specialises in transferring knowledge and skills, gained over 30 years in learning and development, to other professionals through her writing, coaching, mentoring and delivery of highly regarded international trainer training workshops.
After training as a teacher, Ann taught in a comprehensive school then spent two years as a VSO volunteer training teachers in Sri Lanka. She has management experience in one of the UK's leading Development Training Centres, where she created an in-house professional development programme for 40 learning and development specialists, and has owned and managed a successful commercial learning design business.
Over the last decade, Ann has worked with international leaders, managers, trainers and facilitators, developing their competence in communication, inter-personal skills, teamwork, leadership and the development of people through coaching. She has trained teachers and facilitators from China, Taiwan, Turkey, the USA, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Kuwait and Angola, as well as speaking and running experiential learning workshops at conferences including ASTD in the USA and CIPD and the World of Learning in the UK.
Her most recent work has been within the World Health Organisation. Projects included training Biorisk Management technical specialists to deliver training using experiential and learner-centred methodologies and supporting the management development of medical professionals responsible for the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria and Pakistan.
Ann is the author of 'Pattern-Making, Pattern Breaking', a practical guide to designing and facilitating learning, using experiential learning methods to support behavioural change which was published by Gower in October 2010.
Dr Geoff Cox
Learning Design Specialist
Geoff heads up the Learning Design business at the Scottish company, RSVP Design Ltd. He is a highly creative and skilled designer of developmental learning tools, activities and processes. His specific interests lie in the development of experiential learning environments within which participants can explore and experiment with the behavioural skills and competencies required to contribute effectively, either individually or in teams, to organisational development.
These learning environments have proved highly effective in supporting significant organisational changes in major corporations, allowing hands-on experience of the forthcoming change. This experience also informs the design and development of digital learning solutions through Mobile Learning Design Ltd. In a 30-year career in learning and development-related roles some notable successes have been the design of widely-adopted business games including the creation of the 'Colourblind' exercise and the behavioural simulation “Shaping the Future”.
A recent example of Geoff's work is a partnership between academics from the University of Cambridge, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and RSVP Design Ltd, in creating a Sustainable Leadership programme for young international managers from WBCSD's member organisations.
Geoff has a significant history of professional collaboration with top-flight business schools such as Harvard, IMD and CCL to design and deliver experiential programme elements and business simulations. His Doctoral Thesis charted the iterative, experimentally-supported translation of the Grabinger and Dunlap's research on the design of REALs (Rich Environments for Active Learning) model to meet the demands of experiential learning environments. This research forms the basis for many of Geoff's engagements with corporate and business school clients. The partnership working required to co-author these materials is considered by Geoff to be a welcome feature of much of his work.
With 20 years' experience of cross sector working I am a specialist facilitator, writer and researcher. I have particular expertise in participatory engagement, leadership and team development; also a passion for turning talk into action, and the skills to support organisations and individuals strengthen their influence.
My professional and academic background (MA Anthropology of Development) enables me to bring an understanding of sustainable development - environmental, social and economic - to my work.
As Founding Director of independent consultancy 'Just Ideas', I support charities, public sector organisations and businesses working towards positive social or organisational change and environmental justice. This particularly focuses on developing strategy, linking it to action, and strengthening organisational effectiveness.
I work as a Senior Associate with Institute of Voluntary Action research, including facilitation of cross sector partnerships through the Health and Social Value programme and the Building Health Partnerships programme - working with Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations to improve health and wellbeing outcomes in a number of areas across the UK.
My work involves delivering a series of Model UN Climate Conferences with young people and developing and facilitating training for community organisations.
Formerly long-standing CEO of AVIVA, Richard is the Chair of PZ Cussons plc and a Patron of Concern Universal.
He also chairs the Advisory Board of an innovative healthcare investment fund for the World Bank, is a Non-Executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson plc and sits on the board of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group.
Richard's achievements include the successful merger of Norwich Union and CGU in May 2000 to create Aviva, one of the world's largest companies.
Richard has held various representative positions: he was Chair of the Association of British Insurers (ABI); a member of the CBI's Governing Council and the CBI President's Committee; a member of the European Financial Services Roundtable and the Geneva Association.
In mid-2007 Richard and his wife Kay decided to take a 'gap year' with Concern Universal, and spent time in Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique. Since returning to the UK, they have continued to volunteer their time with Concern Universal, including engaging business in development. Richard was invited by Kofi Annan to chair a Business Advisory Group for the Africa Progress Panel, which has made recommendations for better business engagement in Africa.
Ian and Richard have spoken together on many occasions - e.g. As key note speakers at the main National annual Philanthropy Conference for the Not-for-Profit sector.
Leadership and Sustainability Advisor
Vicki is a marine biologist with a particular interest in marine conservation and a sustainable future. Having worked as marine environmental consultant, she has also coordinated a local community education project in Tanzania and worked as the south Wales Seasearch Coordinator. (Seasearch is a project using volunteers to help map the seabed of the UK.)
She is currently the Honorary Editor for the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society Bulletin which is published biannually. Vicki also works as an independent leadership trainer and coach and has a particular interest in experiential learning and developing training materials which can used as a catalyst for conversations.
As a lecturer, tutor and coach, she has been working with people and their personal development for over 15 years. Vicki has been actively involved with Caplor Horizons in many ways, including on a leadership development programme in Uganda and helping develop the Caplor House model.
Neuroscience Leadership Coach
For the past ten years, Clive has been using neuroscientific insights as the central core of his coaching practice. During this time he has worked primarily coaching Business Leaders and their Top Teams, supporting them to lead strategic business and cultural change. Having previously studied both psychology and sociology he now focuses on neuroscience to bring a fresh and powerful understanding of what it really takes to get the best out of people and organisations. He can personally call on 30 years of business experience including leadership roles in sizable organisations. Apart from top team facilitation and 1 to 1 executive coaching, Clive also runs coaching masterclass programmes for coaches, HR and L&D professionals who wish to integrate neuroscience into their knowledge and practice.
Author of book “Connect: through Think, Feel, Know”
Engagement Team Advisor
Sandy moved to England from South Africa in 2000. She has a wealth of experience, including as a Property Manager for a busy letting agent in Herefordshire, UK. Sandy had this role for six years before joining Caplor Property in 2008. During that time, she achieved a merit award for competency in property management from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). Sandy has a passion for people and within the Caplor Group she is also responsible for HR. She has been very actively involved with Caplor Horizons, particularly the Talent Team. When she’s not behind her desk she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, reading and volunteering in the soup kitchen at her local church.
Professor Ian Bruce CBE
Charity Effectiveness Advisor
Professor Ian Bruce CBE is President and founder of Cass Business School's “Centre for Charity Effectiveness”. He was Director General of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for 20 years. He continues to teach, research and undertake consultancy, curating and chairing the National “Charity Talks” lectures. He is Senior Adviser to KnowHowNonprofit the online informal learning resource. He is Vice President of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Ian started his career with Courtaulds and Unilever as a marketing manager, and has worked in the voluntary sector as Assistant Director of Age Concern England, gaining his first chief executive role at the age of 29 at The Volunteer Centre UK (now Volunteering England). He has also had experience in local government as Assistant Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. He has founded 12 third sector organisations and has been, or is a trustee, of many more. Ian's particular interests are non-profit strategy and marketing. His book “Charity Marketing” is in its fourth edition. He was awarded the CBE in 2004; also “outstanding achievement” awards at the National Charity Awards 2001 and 2003.
Simon has operated at board level for over twenty-five years, strengthening and leading management teams to maximise company effectiveness and ensure sustainable business development. He has worked with many high profile global organisations and has a solid track record of using strategic planning to successfully build commercial initiatives.
Simon’s business approach is creative and collaborative and, prior to forming his first company in his mid twenties, spent his early career in IT and consumer electronics. His experience mainly encompasses sales, marketing and SME development, although he has also worked in a management role for a number of multi-national corporations.
He is currently involved with a number of charities; however, his involvement with trusts and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations began in his early twenties, when he became a founder member of the Worcester Arts Workshop. This commitment continued when he served a 3-year appointment as a governor for an Independent School, supporting the headmaster and introducing fresh and innovative development ideas. He also helped to plan the school’s strategic objectives, ensuring its financial health and making certain that it conformed to legal requirements.
Inspirational Speaker, Coach and Leadership Facilitator
Sue Stockdale is an inspirational speaker, whose achievements in business and adventure have inspired 1000s of leaders worldwide to step out of their comfort zone and achieve extraordinary results. She is the first British woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole, has represented Scotland in athletics and was recognised by HM The Queen as a Pioneer to the Nation. Sue now works as an executive coach, facilitator and leadership development specialist with corporate, not for profit and public sector organisations worldwide. Using dramatic images, and thought-provoking anecdotes, Sue speaks from the heart with passion and authenticity.
She will talk about the importance of inspiring others to maximise their potential, through paying attention to strengths and developing the mindset for success.
Lord Paul Tyler CBE
After an initial career in architecture, and an early foray into Politics in the 1970s, Paul went on to become a board member for Shelter, manage a local newspaper group in the South West and, working as a consultant, advised a variety of national environmental organisations.
Paul was elected MP for North Cornwall in 1992 and during his Parliamentary career he has held a variety of posts including Liberal Democrat spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, 1992-1997; on transport, 1994-1995; on food, 1997-1999; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1997-2001; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1997-2005. Paul retired from the Commons ahead of the 2005 General Election and was appointed as Liberal Democrat working peer.
Paul is the Liberal Democrat spokesman in the Lords on constitutional reform issues. He served both on the 2006 Joint Committee on Conventions, which examined and set out the relationship between the Lords and Commons, and on the 2012 Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill. He continues to specialise on issues relating to reform of both Houses of Parliament - with greater democratic accountability as the principal objective.
Paul was appointed to the Privy Council in 2014, 40 years after his first election in Cornwall and shortly prior to the publication of his book 'Who Decides?', an account of 50 years of political decision making. He also chairs the Faiths and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, and plays an active role in both the Youth Hostels Association and the InterClimateNetwork.
Coaching and Mentoring Specialist
David pursued a career in IT for 30 years living and working in Japan, Switzerland and Turkey as well as the UK. He's worked for PwC, Union Bank of Switzerland and, most recently, as IT Director for a national UK law firm. Having been privileged to be a part-time facilitator at the Leadership Trust since 1994 he gained an MA in Coaching and Mentoring in 2010 and now works on a self-employed basis. Passionate about Leadership Development he has coached in India, Africa, North America and across Europe working with executives at diverse organisations from Concern Universal to the Ministry of Defence, from Construction to Healthcare. He is also a member of CaplorHorizons. He is really looking forwards to contributing further to Caplor Horizons. When not at work or being kept busy by his two teenage children David loves to be outside and enjoys walking (especially with his wife Hilary and dog Monty), skiing, travelling and tae kwon-do.
Charity Services Advisor
Olivia (Liv) is the Strategic Support Manager at United Purpose (UP) and works at the heart of the organisations management systems. Working with UP, she has helped raise sights to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in a motivated team. After graduating with a Law degree in 2010 (specialism Human Rights) Liv worked in Uganda, teaching and co-ordinating projects to improve school facilities in Bweyale, an area particularly affected by conflict. This experience consolidated a desire to work with communities to build sustainable paths out of poverty which she is fulfilling with UP. Liv is delighted to also work with Caplor Horizon’s in supporting organizations to make a difference in the world and is currently studying a MSc in Poverty Reduction; Policy and Practice, enjoys running, cycling (very leisurely!), traveling and cooking.
Business & Leadership Development Specialist
I have been in business for over thirty years, with several successful start-ups to my name and I have been a director of a diverse range of companies. I currently run a medium sized manufacturing company in the UK, Brick Fabrication Ltd.
I have wide experience of personal and organizational development having been an Associate Course Director at The Leadership Trust, the UK's largest provider of open development programmes for twenty five years, working internationally with boards, top teams and individuals on leadership development.
Most recently I have designed and delivered a wide range of leadership development and organizational effectiveness sessions as part of my wider contribution to Caplor Horizons. This has been with a range of not-for-profit organizations, such as the International Federation of the Red Cross and TechnoServe at an international level and with Trussell Trust and Salters Hill in the UK.
All this gives me a good insight into what makes organizations work well, or not at all! I believe if we can make things simple, it gives people the confidence to try behaving differently, enabling them to make positive change in the way they approach both leadership and management.
I am married with grown up children and live in south Wales on the Gower coast, which enables me to enjoy walking, swimming, the outdoors and running in endurance events far too late in life to be any good.
Graphics and Visual Communication Advisor
Ben has worked as a full time graphic facilitator and freelance consultant since late 2012, leaving KPMG's advisory practice to start his own company at the age of 24.
Ben gained a Master's degree in molecular and cellular biochemistry and then started working with KPMG's internal business acceleration team, working to bring together key stakeholders to develop robust business outcomes for large scale transformation projects. Through this team he began to leverage his artistic skills, using visual images to help communicate information faster. Ben made the decision to strike out on his own, and since forming May Hill Designs, he has supported and delivered work for global organisations on five continents. He is a big believer in the power of understanding information quickly, and the ability of using illustration and empowered people to rapidly accelerate business learning and decision making.
Ben has been frequently involved in charitable work - for instance, raising money for Mind. At University, Ben was the treasurer for Travel-Aid, a charity that runs education and welfare programs. During his first year at KPMG, he and two other graduates were one of three winning teams competing in the inaugural (and now annual) BRIGHT competition, a scheme where teams of employees throughout the organisation pitched ideas of how skilled consultants could use their time pro-bono to support their local community.
Ben lives with his wife and two children in Tallinn, Estonia.
Samson is an experienced international development director, programme/grant manager, strategist and fundraiser. He has experience and expertise in all functions essential for the effective running of an international development organisation, including strategic planning, management (people, programmes, finances), fundraising, relationship building and networking. Over the past 33 years Samson has worked in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
Samson has a BA degree in Accounting, a PG Dip in Business Analysis and an MBA. He first worked for the Ethiopian Government in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development (1984-1991).
He then worked for FARM Africa from 1991-1996, before joining Concern Universal in 1997. Initially based in Sierra Leone, he then moved to work in Malawi, where he led the programme for 13 years. The Concern Universal Malawi programme has an annual expenditure of over £5 million with more than 200 staff; also the organization has a microfinance subsidiary there called CUMO (serving over 50,000 clients). The Concern Universal Malawi programme is considered by many to be a leader in the sectors it works in; e.g. for its involvement in Water and Sanitation where over 700,000 have gained access to clean water.
Vanessa has a background in international development, having worked at INASP where the ‘Leading in the Library’ project introduced her to the work and people of Caplor Horizons.
Currently she works at Crossref, a non-profit, scholarly publishing organisation, as International Community Outreach Manager. This role puts her into contact with a diverse range of people, helping them to create persistent links to their locally published research and connect this with other academic content from around the globe. She also manages the Crossref Ambassador program, working with a global team of over 20 volunteers who work to improve scholarly research communication in their regions. Vanessa also sits on the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Education Committee and chairs the SSP UK regional events committee.
Vanessa has a keen interest in working towards challenging injustice and inequalities, in particular in access to information and education. She holds a degree in European Languages and Management Studies from Lancaster University and an MA in Applied and Professional Ethics from the University of Leeds, with a particular focus on Environmental Ethics. She likes to question why the world works as it does and what inspires large scale change and cultural shifts.
Organisational Effectiveness Advisor
Spenser is a highly energetic Director with proven international business experience in the global utilities sector (electricity, gas, rail). He offers a rare combination of outstanding strategic, financial and technical skills.
His career is built on foundations of electrical engineering, project, procurement/contracts, asset and investment management. Utilising strong interpersonal skills and hands on capabilities, he has directed large teams and initiatives in a range of commercial and technical disciplines from concept through to successful delivery of investments.
Jenny is currently studying for a B.A. in Social Anthropology at Queens’ College, Cambridge. During her time in education she has been involved in a variety of initiatives and campaigns on subjects that she is passionate about. These have included speaking on behalf of Widows’ Rights International at the UN in New York, co-founding the pressure group “UK Youth for Europe”, and working with United Purpose (formerly Concern Universal) on an education programme for Africa.
At University Jenny continues to be involved in topics that inspire her such as sustainability and the environment; she writes articles for the student newspaper and is a member of Greenpeace. She is planning her final year dissertation on the topic of sustainability in the fashion industry.
She has had media/communications experience through a work placement as a researcher with the BBC documentary unit and as part of the marketing team for the Watersprite Cambridge International Film Festival.
She has been a vegetarian for many years and loves cooking and travelling. She constantly strives to live her life in the most environmentally-friendly way and to help others to do the same.
Marketing, Operations and Business Development Advisor, with particular focus on small business
Fraser previously founded Repairly, an on-demand technology repair company that was backed by some of London's top angel investors which helped people repair instead of replace their broken technology. He is now a freelance marketeer working with Allplants, a vegan food company, where he enjoys helping small businesses create a positive social impact while growing a profitable enterprise.
Gareth Jones has been a prize-winning journalist and film-maker for 36 years. One of the pioneers of the technique of combining camerawork and journalism, he became the BBC’s first full-time staff ‘video-journalist’ in 1991.
Most of his career has been spent with the BBC, but over the years he has also collaborated with various UN agencies, including Unicef and UNHCR, to co-produce documentaries on subjects including food security and international protection of refugees. He also worked as a media officer for the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
More recently, for BBC Wales, he worked as its Business and Economics Editor, as one of its investigative journalists and as a producer, winning several awards for his series on the Iraq and Afghan wars. During this time he also presented or produced many documentaries for Radio 4 and other network outlets, including an ‘Our World’ for BBC World which told the story of former Aviva CEO Richard Harvey’s ‘gap year’ working with Concern Universal (now United Purpose).
He left the BBC this year to become a freelance journalist with a keen interest in international affairs, the environment, business and sustainability. He's involved with several charities, including the Thomson Foundation, the Pernicious Anaemia Society and the Seren Network.