I am the first CEO of MYT and immensely proud of this organisation, our staff and volunteers. Following an initial corporate insurance broking career in the City, I have for twenty eight years worked within the young people and education sector, the last seventeen in CEO posts. I hold an MA and my dissertation was about the relationship between corporate and non-profit sectors. I am a Fellow of the RSA and the Chartered Institute of Management. I think it is important to volunteer in the community and so having been involved in school governance since 2005 I am a Board Director of Leigh Academies Trust which has twenty schools in Kent, Medway and London; I Chair a secondary and a primary academy within the Trust. I am at my happiest spending time with my family, watching international rugby, Charlton Athletic or walking in the hills somewhere without mobile phone reception.