Passionate about enabling people to discover their passions, skills, gifts and talents, building a compassionate and connected life together in community.
Qualified Youth and Community Worker working with young people and communities since 1993. For 19 years was CEO of a small national organisation delivering youth work, community work and social enterprise, in particular with those who found themselves marginalised by society. He led that organisation to develop an asset based community development approach to its work. Has an M.A in Community Education and an M.A in Theology.
Since 2010 been part of leading community building in Hodge Hill in east Birmingham in a couple of communities including the one that he lives in and continues to be alongside practitioners, leaders, neighborhoods, organisations, faith communities supporting them to develop ABCD approaches to their work.
Now a Senior Associate of Nurture Development delivering training, lecturing, mentoring and coaching, strategic and organisational development.
With his wife Ria has been a foster carer since 2002 as well as having two daughters and enjoys sport of many kinds including his weekly ride with the community cycling club he helped found.