I am an independent facilitator, trainer and consultant, helping groups, teams and partnerships work more effectively together to bring about lasting change. What drives me is my passion and commitment to make a positive difference in the world, and to support and enable others to do so as well.
I have been a facilitator and trainer since 1986 and I have been providing facilitation, training and consulting professionally to clients since 1997. I began my career in grassroots community development work in India, Africa and the Middle East, after awakening to my own passion and commitment as an international volunteer in 1986.
I work particularly with voluntary organisations of civil society, with public and cross-sector partnerships, and with development and humanitarian agencies. I work locally, nationally, internationally and online, from my home base in London.
I am a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) of the International Association of Facilitators, and former IAF Chair and IAF Europe Director. I am President of the Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI) and an Associate and former Chief Executive of BOND member ICA:UK, the participation and development charity. I have been an Associate of ACEVO since 2010.
I hold a BA in Business Studies from Portsmouth University and an MA in Development Administration and Management from IDPM, Manchester University. My MA research was in civil society, development and democratisation.