Beyond The Office
Throughout my career I have felt the need to be thankful for the help and support I received as a young boy. Every young person, irrespective of their circumstances, should be able to develop their potential. While we are all different, it is only fair that we have equality of opportunity.
Bridewell Royal Hospital:
Chairman of Governors of Bridewell Royal Hospital, having been a governor for 23 years. Bridewell was founded in 1553 by royal charter from King Edward VI of England and with the support of the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Richard Dobbs and the then Masters of Goldsmiths', Barber-Surgeons' and several other Livery Companies. Its mission was to educate the vagabonds and street children of London. Today, the mission is fulfilled by providing bursary places to King Edward’s Witley with approximately 50% of these bursaries being provided to children from London.
London Fairness Commission:
A commisioner for London Fairness, which has set out to highlight where there is acute unfairness in the capital. While seeking to support economic growth, the Commission has put forward several recommendations which it believes will reduce the level of unfairness in housing, income and life. Click Here to see a recent article.
OnSide Youth Zones:
I am delighted to support OnSide Youth Zones and, along with Aldermen Charles Bowman and William Russell, pleased that OnSide is one the three charities benefiting from the multi-year Lord Mayor’s Appeal seeking to address the issues of inclusivity, skills, fairness and the health of city employees and those in neighbouring communities. We have launched a campaign to help the lives of 1 million people, making the city “Better for All”.