My work is characterised by a desire to collaborate, develop creativity in others and build successful teams. These qualities are what connects my work in all its various forms.
I am the Founder and co-Artistic Director of Cyphers Theatre Company, a company that specialises in bold, ensemble adaptations of classic stories. As a freelance director and dramaturg, I regularly work with new writing and coach writers looking to develop their ideas and scripts.
I also use my experience within theatre and sport to provide coaching for those in education and business. I coach academic staff to develop their communication skills, vocal technique and confidence. And I provide leadership coaching, with a particular emphasis on team building and the development of collaborative workplace culture.
Outside of work, I am an avid follower of cricket. As a teenager, I played cricket for Berkshire CCC (as a fast-bowler) and Buckinghamshire CCC (as a middle-order batsman), and I still play for Basingstoke and North Hants CC (as a wicketkeeper/batsman!). I am a qualified Level 2 coach and still coach young cricketers whenever I get the chance.
I have a first-class degree in History from King’s College London, where I specialised in Medieval English and European History. I am still fascinated by the past, where we have come from and the role history plays in our sense of identity. I have delivered study days for the Workers Educational Association on the Bayeux Tapestry and Beowulf.