I have a degree in economics and sociology and worked as a financial journalist for 40 years, primarily for the Financial Times. My skills lie in researching, analysing, writing and editing. I specialised in personal and institutional finance both as a writer and editor, and took a particular interest in ethical investment, “sustainable” finance and the rise of ESG (environmentlal, social and governance) investing. I even met Al Gore a couple of times, who showed me a film of icebergs melting as he promoted his investment firm!
I moved to Newton Abbot in 2017 and joined ACT when it was set up in 2019. I lead the Public Engagement Group, am a member of the Steering Group and help with the website. I am also a parish councillor, editor of my local parish magazine, and a director of ACT.