I am a social entrepreneur with a background in politics and setting up charities and social enterprises. I am passionate about transforming society and ensuring that finance serves all people and does good.
I was born 3 months early, needing extra educational support. This made my degree from Newcastle University a significant personal accomplishment. These experiences, coupled with having cancer in my early 20s, shapes my passion for enabling people to turn adversity into achievement.
I am the Co-Founder of Numbers for Good
- a pioneering social impact investing organisation. Before setting up Numbers for Good, I set up charities and social enterprises, stood for Parliament and was a School Governor.
I am contributor on Huffington Post and have appeared on BBC News, ITV and Radio 5 Live. I am a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and sat on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Europe between 2012 and 2014. I also sit on the board of Home for Good, a charity working to mobilise thousands of people to foster and adopt vulnerable children.
In my personal life, I am a husband and father, and my hobbies include reading autobiographies, spending time with friends and watching most sports, especially football and Formula One.