I am married with three children and retired as a police officer after 30 years service, receiving a long service and good conduct medal. I enjoy sport, rugby and tug of war being my main sporting interests, and I was fortunate to represent both at County level. I was also a self-defence instructor for the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. Currently my wife and I foster young children on a respite basis via Five Rivers.
I experienced a change of direction in 2000, while serving as a Police Officer, when I was seconded to the Cornwall and IOS Youth Offending Service. This resulted in my working with young people initially in the St Austell area and eventually I founded the White Gold Project in 2003. As White Gold developed and spread to other areas of Cornwall I became the Project Manager.
In 2008 I attended the Queen’s Garden Party at the invitation from Lady Mary Holborrow where I was able to highlight the work of White Gold. The following year I was honoured with an MBE. Our work with children and young people has evolved, and continues to do so. On 1st June 2017 White Gold Cornwall became a charitable Foundation and I am now the current CEO.
The other positions I hold outside of White Gold are RFU Council member for Cornwall, CRFU Board Member, Senior Rugby Cornwall Selector, Care Home Manager, Safer Stronger Consortium Director, Bethany Alms House Trustee, Cornwall Crimebeat Panel Member, Non-executive Director Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency (Cornwall Marine Network) and Chair of Wooden Spoon, Cornwall.