Having graduated from University College Cardiff, I entered the investment management industry and worked for and became a director of Capel-Cure Myers, Carr Sheppards Crosthwaite and more recently Quilter Cheviot, from where I retired after 40 years in the City of London. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and keep my hand in with investments as a non-executive director of CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income Trust.
I became a Trustee of Community Foundation Wales in January 2013 and Chairman in July 2016, although I had been involved with the Foundation from 2009 as an unofficial ambassador in London. I am also a Trustee of UK Community Foundations and of Walthamstow Hall School.
My family home is in Aberaeron, Ceredigion, where my wife and I try to spend as much time as possible.
What I do
As Chairman, it is my role to help promote and oversee the workings of Community Foundation Wales, together with my fellow Trustees. I am extremely fortunate to have a group of Trustees who are more than happy to help and offer advice, which makes my role so much easier and for which I thank them. However, we never forget we are non-executive and therefore leave the day to day management of the Foundation to Richard Williams and his team.
I am extremely proud to be Chairman, as it gives me the opportunity of helping communities throughout Wales.
Ask me about
The impact donations can make to communities across Wales, and how you can help. To see first hand the difference a grant can make is wonderful, if sometimes heart wrenching. Until I visited recipients of our grants I had no idea the life changing impact they make, however small.
You can help by making a donation to Community Foundation Wales, knowing that the money will be used to help communities in Wales!
Why I love Wales
I suspect the fact I have lived away from Wales for so many years has made me an even more passionate Welshman. However, now that I have retired from the City, I am able to spend so much more time back home in Aberaeron.
Whether it is watching Wales play rugby at the Principality Stadium, seeing an opera at WNO, sailing in Cardigan Bay, playing golf overlooking the estuary at Newport, Pembs, or driving to see family in Blaenau Ffestiniog (what views), you can’t beat it!