I am delighted to join Jigsaw as a patron and to use my personal experiences and creative skills to help support this incredible charity. After Joy passed away, I was so grateful for the support that my children received. In my role as a digital ambassador and patron for Jigsaw, if I can help other families during their grief journey then I feel its a way for me to give a little back.
Originally an accountant, I have more than 20 years’ experience within the health and fitness industry. I set up Dragons Health Clubs in 1991, guiding the business’s expansion before floating the chain on AIM in 1997 and selling it profitably just three years later to Crown Sports, where I assumed the role of managing director for several years, overseeing 21 health clubs and nine golf courses.
Since 2007, I have built The Gym Group (nationwide chain of affordable gyms) from scratch. I have been a fellow of the Institute of Directors since 1992 and in December 2012, was successfully elected to sit on the UK Active board as part of its multi-site operator category.
This experience, expertise and unique insight will help me to steer Jigsaw (South East) towards its future goals and aims.