Senior VAT Manager working with NHS trusts
across the Midlands and South of England
I’m a real sports fanatic – a season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion FC with my 14 year old son Seth with whom I also play cricket in the summer. Cricket has always been a big part of my life since I started playing when I was 12. Over the years I have had many cricket roles from captaining sides to being groundsman and team secretary. I’ve even used my tea-making skills on occasions! I now play with my son’s side and enjoy passing on my experience to the younger lads in the team.
Additionally, I help run a junior football side (again my son’s team) which is pretty time consuming. I organise the team, match day logistics and stand in as manager now and then.
As a family we are big travellers with our holidays taking us to Australia, Bulgaria (skiing), the Caribbean and USA recently.
When there was an opportunity to set up the new Liaison Amani Children’s Charity, I felt I wanted to make a contribution and thought that my administrative experience gained in running sports teams would be an asset for the new charity. I really wanted to see if I could help out. And here I am – a trustee along with Richard, Lise-Ann and Jodie!
Senior Regional Manager with responsibility
for the VAT team in the South
I’m a proud father to my one year old son Benjamin. I grew up in the countryside with two sisters and two step-brothers. Since then, I have always loved being outside. I have always been into sport and I have enjoyed numerous exciting experiences over the years.
Since the birth of my son I have had to rein all of that in and my free time is generally spent with my family, being outdoors – I enjoy mountain biking when I can get away. This is the reason why the Three Peaks Challenge and London Triathlon were right up my street.
When the idea of setting up the Liaison Amani Children’s Charity was presented to the company, I felt that this was the opportunity for me to get to grips with supporting a truly worthwhile cause. The more I learnt about the charity, the more I wanted to help.
Supporting a charity is a very personal choice and until now, I didn’t have a particular charity I wanted to support from the start. Not only have I now found it but I am also one of the trustees who will help run it!
Business Analyst for our Workforce
Born in Dublin I moved to the UK in 1987, spending my early childhood in the Hampshire village of Fleet. Being close to London I formed the passion I still hold for good food and theatre.
A move to the Midlands in the late 90s brought me to the part of the country I now call home – the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. My location allows me to be on any one of five motorways within 20 minutes – and when I am not using the roads I can be heard reporting about them, in my other capacity as a travel news presenter on both local BBC radio and national commercial stations.
I am honoured to have been chosen as a trustee for Liaison Amani – when I saw for the first time what our charity is all about, I was captivated. Knowing it is possible to not only change the course of a young child’s life, but also reunite them with their family wherever possible, and recognising the importance of family support, is a cause I am looking forward to help shape for the future.
Payroll Supervisor within our
Workforce Service Centre in Worcester
When the trustee vacancy was announced I had only been with Liaison for a couple of weeks, and I immediately knew that this was a brilliant opportunity for me to become a part of something bigger than myself and to commit to a cause that can have a huge impact.
After travelling around the UK for the past two years to gain experience in payroll, I am now settled and living in Worcester with my partner. We have purchased our first home, so most of our time is spent doing this up– although I always manage to find time for an episode or two of Game of Thrones. I love trying new recipes in the kitchen, going out for long walks in the sun/snow (not the rain!) and spending quality time with my family.
I am a keen traveller and have been lucky enough to visit many wonderful places in the world. As a Liaison Amani trustee I would love to go Tanzania one day and meet the children that all of our fundraising efforts go towards helping.
I am a firm believer in everything that this charity stands for. Every child deserves a good start in life and I am honoured to be involved in this mission.