This is my personal homepage. I am beyond pretending that there is an editorial policy. What makes it here is anything I am interested enough to share while in range of an internet connection. As is perhaps obvious, this results in a varied mix of posts from thoughts to bookmarks.
In my professional life, I advise companies and governments on regulation, specialising in the area where public policy meets private incentives. In the recent past I have worked with Sir John Vickers on the Independent Commission on Banking and supported Professor John Kay on the Kay Review into equity markets. Before that I worked on a huge range of consulting projects, from privatising the Nigerian rail network to helping television broadcasters reposition their music channels. As you can tell, I like variety.
Currently I have an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding role with a FTSE100 company. I live in Somerset’s Chew Valley with Helen, my wife, and Annabel, our daughter. My main pleasure is travel, which I am lucky enough to have the opportunity for frequently, both for work and for pleasure. I also enjoy tailoring, music, motorbikes, and skiing.
I was educated at Bournemouth School and Jesus College, Oxford, where I took a First in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and subsequently an MA. I also hold a postgraduate qualification in Public Administration from the University of York.
I support a range of causes, organisations and campaigns that attempt to make our cities and our world a better place to live in, including (but not limited to) Charter Cities, NHS Blood and Transplant, Kiva, mySociety, TED, OpenCourseware, Khan Academy and Freegle.