30+ year career as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen and then Deloitte in London: partner for 20+ years, working with clients around the world; appointed as a vice chairman of Deloitte UK and led Deloitte’s energy & resources business globally. Since retiring from the firm, I have developed a portfolio of corporate, charitable and church non-executive directorship and trusteeship roles, including with EnQuest PLC, En+ Group IPJSC, Premier CMT, the Lambeth Conference Company and the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion. I am a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and deputy chairman of the Archbishops’ Council’s Finance Committee.
Tell us something about yourself we wouldn’t expect?
Lost a bet with a friend from university that I’d be an MP before he was a bishop – he was consecrated as a bishop in Westminster Abbey in 2012; I’m still an accountant!
Why did you decide to become a trustee for Premier?
My wife and I have been supporters of Premier for 25 years; stepping away from full-time employment provided me with the time to be able to offer to serve Premier; and Peter K knew me, so my options were limited!
Why is this important to you?
I believe that Premier has a key role to play in enabling and delivering Christian witness and ministry across the UK in the digital age;
What would you want with you if stranded on a desert Island?
My iPad and headphones, giving me access to all of my books and music
If you could invite anyone (past/present) to be at your dinner party, who would you choose and why?
St Paul so he could explain to me what he was talking about in some of the less accessible parts of his letters.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”Psalm 46:1-3