Writing, journalism, PR.
I’m a journalist with a background in broadcasting. I used to work for the BBC, as education correspondent, Today reporter, radio presenter and lots of other things – I wrote or edited the BBC’S annual report a few times, was its head of education policy and did quite a bit of speechwriting.
I left the BBC as a Salford refusenik (nothing against the north, honest – I’ve spent a lot of my life there and was born in the no-man’s land of the Midlands, but have grown secondary roots in London).
I’m now a freelance writer and also help organisations with communication and PR (a dark grey art but necessary). I’m a founding trustee of an education charity National Numeracy and I’ve recently started teaching English to adults new to Britain.
I’ve been a 26-er for a few years now and love it. I’ve taken part in lots of projects, run one (26 Lies) and was thrilled to join the 26 board in early 2017.
Being part of 26 is a breath of sweet air after the day job.
Favourite Word: 'why'