What I’m doing now

This is  a now page. You should make one too.


First and foremost me and my family are focusing on staying safe. Amongst the worry and work we’re playing with the kids as this time is super precious. We’re teaching them how to read, basic maths, how to cycle use a computer and how to be bored. We have adventures in the garden and listen to all sorts of music together which at the moment includes  Beyonce, Snoh Aalegra and Dolly Parton.

I normally do a 07:30am run for about 10km. I miss riding my motorcycle but there isn’t anywhere I need to be and the NHS is sorta busy so it can wait a little longer.


At the time of writing I am midway though  a week of nothingness having left Bristol City Council after 7.5 years last week. I start as co-CEO of Birmingham Museums Trust on the 16th November.  Working part-time as job-share we’ll be seeking to make positive change. Due to the current national lockdown in England the museums are closed so we’ll be kicking off remotely for the short-term. I have long thought that remote working is a viable way to run an organisation so we’ll soon find out. Alongside the usual challenges of the CEO role I am very much looking forward to sharing leadership with Sara Wajid. Check back soon.

Updated 11th  November 2020