Who am I?
I have served as a Commando Pilot in HM Forces for 19 years and now, after 10 years in the city in Finance, am Senior Advisor to a multi family office. I also advise national charities on governance, structure and fundraising. When I have time I also fly a helicopter for a well known Rock Star!
What do I do?
Having being deployed on pretty much every military operation since the Falklands, I have seen and experienced the trauma of mental health issues. I am a champion for the recognition and treatment of mental health for all armed forces personnel and their families. I very much see my role as spreading the word of how the work of the OMC can make a material difference to peoples lives in all fields, but with focus on the military context. Further, I see my experience through fundraising and helping to define strategy in major charities as an aide to the future of the organisation. I currently sit on the Development Group of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Chair of the Trustees of the Murray Parish Trust and on the Council of the White Ensign Association.
Why do I love working at the OMC?
The OMC is an organisation that can and does make a difference. My fellow Trustees and the staff are amongst the best practitioners and trainers in the business and together we will make a huge difference around the stigma of mental health through mindfulness.