What's your day job?
I'm a partner in a corporate finance and property consultancy partnership.
When did you become a Leuchie trustee?
Why did you decide to become involved with Leuchie?
Former CEO Mairi O'Keefe is a personal friend and so I was aware of Leuchie over the years and attended some of the Save Leuchie Campaign fundraising events. Through this I realised how valuable the service is to those affected by neurological conditions, both guests and their carers.
What do you do as a Leuchie trustee?
Being an accountant it's no surprise that my role is to look after the financial aspects of the charity and I head up the finance committee. I also assist with discussions with government bodies on external funding support.
What do you get out of it?
The satisfaction of using my skills and experience to assist the other trustees and senior management in the operation of the charity, knowing that it is an extremely worthy and necessary service the charity aims to provide.
Tell us one thing about you that we probably wouldn't expect:
I'm a keen recreational 'MAMIL' (that's a middle aged man in lycra cyclist) but probably should really be an 'OMIL' now (old man in lycra). I like to relax with a good jigsaw and a glass of wine.
If you could invite someone to Leuchie for afternoon tea, who would it be and why?
Paloma Faith - a great singer and a very quirky/interesting character who I think would be both interesting and good fun to dine with.
If you could wave a magic wand, what would the Leuchie of the future be like?
It would be a fully funded purpose-built facility with all the necessary facilities to make the guest and carer experience the best possible and to make the operational aspects the most efficient possible for the staff. All set in a beautiful rural setting of course!
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