About me

I currently work part-time as Development Manager for Steiner Academy Bristol, a state-funded Steiner school which opened in 2014 and which is the fourth state-funded Steiner school in the UK alongside schools in Hereford, Frome and Exeter. I was part of the group which created the school via the Free School programme and I worked as pre-opening project manager then School Business Manager until March 2017.

I have worked as a manager of various different flavours for a number of charities and organisations, mainly in youth work, education and community arts. I've always specialised in developing new projects and creating new opportunities for organisations, and I've done some consultancy work on those themes for The Evaluation Trust among others.

I also do some writing, both in my various job roles and outside - I have had articles published by The Guardian and New View among others, and my poetry has been published by the excellent Irish magazine The SHOp (their own rather eccentric capitalisation), Lighthouse, Neon and elsewhere.

Before all that I ran my own stained glass business, and I was a professional stained glass artist for ten years. So I've had a fairly mixed career...

Alongside my paid work I have acted as a trustee of various charities, and I tend to have various music projects on the go at any one time, whether it's playing in a ceilidh band at weddings, writing and performing music for theatre, or playing the occasional klezmer gig.