Before becoming an author and business & life coach I was a fund manager and Partner at Sarasin & Partners LLP, London for eighteen years. The firm's clients included charities, pension funds and wealthy individuals. At the time of my leaving I was responsible for the investment performance of £2 billion of the firm's £14 billion assets under management.
I enjoy public speaking and storytelling. I'm good at making complex things simple.
Like many fund managers, I discovered that the stock market was my greatest teacher that handed out regular lessons in humility. My investment style was proactive and patient with a penchant for sustainable businesses.
I love writing, music, dance, hula-hooping and my family (not necessarily in that order). I like people and prefer to see the best in them. I dislike jargon and am allergic to bullshit. I hate running and only do it for a good cause or to get to an important meeting. I am not ashamed to ask for help or to say sorry if I have been wrong.
I am a part time hoop-fitness instructor because it gives me joy and helps me raise money for good causes. I am co-founder of UK registered charity Raindrop Campaign which helps underprivileged children break the cycle of poverty through education.