I am the co-founder of Women and Girls along with my dad, David. I was a teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics for nearly 10 years, and I have lots of experience teaching PSHE. Working towards helping women and girls have the physical tools they need to manage their periods is really important to me, but so is the opportunity to encourage them to learn about their bodies and not be ashamed of this natural process.
I enjoy organising events and competitions for the charity and look after Women and Girls’s social media channels.
I am one of the original founders of the charity. During the time I was helping to set up Women and Girls, I also continued to run Sanitation First, a charity I co-founded in 1997. My background is in marketing. I ran my own PR company for several years as well as holding senior positions in a number of hi-tech and computer software companies before moving into the third sector.
Alongside my working life, I’ve maintained a strong commitment to helping others. Over the last couple of decades, I’ve volunteered for a local hospice, been a Samaritan and been a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Shepton Mallet.
I am a Software Developer and have spent nearly 15 years working in the marketing and communications industry, of which 11 were within the third sector. I enjoy playing and tinkering with computers and my ever-increasing Raspberry Pi collection, and am always keen to make the most of the technology available to us.
I support Women and Girls with my technical know-how, so if anything breaks you know who to ask! I’m also Kathryn’s husband and can often be found helping out at the charity’s events.
I am a qualified accountant and have for the last 25 years run my own business which in turn allows me to become involved with the voluntary sector. I spent 20 years as a volunteer within the Prison Service working mainly with young people and I have continued to do this within the community, being a mentor with the Wiltshire Community Involvement Team. For the last 20 years I have also been the Finance Governor at a local primary school.
Being involved with the voluntary sector is important to me since we should, wherever we can, be aware of those who may welcome the support and skills of others so as to access a better quality of life for themselves that may not be immediately available to them.