I have been a Trustee at the Centre since 1998 when I was persuaded to get involved by my wife (Alison Smithson) who had been a member since 1992.

I am an Economist by training and have been in the financial sector all my working life. Apart from being a Trustee of the centre, I am involved with two other charities, a property company and some Consultancy work.

My other preoccupation is eight grandchildren!