Who I am
I am currently Chair of Islington U3A, part of the world-wide University of the Third Age, open to all who are retired or semi-retired and living in or around Islington.
I have taken a diverse path in life, studying subjects from opposite ends of the academic spectrum.
Passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, I place particular emphasis on health, education, the voluntary sector, fairness and equity.
Drawing on over three decades of experience, I'm an innovative and a creative pioneer who has established highly effective collaborative action with a variety of disparate organisations.
A builder of personal and organisational credibility and reputation, my advice is based on evidence and good judgement.
My qualifications and public recognition
B.Sc Physics from Bristol University,
B.Sc Sociology From London School of Economics and Political Science,
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
OBE for contribution to Family Planning.
Honorary Doctor of Laws from Bristol University for contribution to Human Rights and especially Women’s Rights.
Read about my experience
and what I can offer you
Third Sector – 6 August 2003
Children and Young People Now – 13 July 2005
How I became a Campaigner – November 2007
Read more about where I have worked