Serial Investor and Renowned Businessman
I left school at 16 and completed an engineering apprenticeship. I didn’t enjoy engineering so I left and became a salesman for Terry’s chocolates. After a very faltering start I became successful and left Terry’s to work for Scottish TV and then Thames TV selling advertising space to consumer companies and advertising agencies. Following this I became commercial director, managing director and CEO of Capital Radio Group. I stayed 13 years having helped build a company worth £750M employing several hundred people. That was 8 years ago and now I am an investor and chairman in several companies such as an online education business, an online food retailer and a music content/tech business. In addition I have been a director of Carphone Warehouse, Game Group, Music Festivals, Ingenious Media, etc. I have a consultancy company providing business development advice to companies looking to grow quickly. I belong to the London Business School investment club (like Dragons Den) and am a visiting fellow of the University of Oxford.
Editor, Glamour magazine
Founder, The Lighthouse Company
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
Vice-Principal of King's College London and Trustee of the V & A Museum
Co-founder & Head Chef, Hello Fresh