My role at Racing Welfare is to oversee the operation of our Finance Function; to ensure that we operate within the rules that govern charity and company accounts; to ensure that we have systems and procedures in place which allow us to manage our resources effectively and enable decisions to be made on the basis of sound financial data; and to plan effectively such that the various charities which sit under the umbrella of Racing Welfare will sustain over the longer term.
I like working with and for organisations which have clarity around direction, purpose and values. Racing Welfare has that clarity and it also has really able and enthusiastic people focused on improving the lives of others. It doesn't get much better than that.
My work history ranges from being a Partner at KPMG, working with over 300 private and public sector organisations, to acting as Treasurer and Finance Director for a number of charities. Hopefully I bring a depth and breadth of experience to the role as a consequence.
My brother introduced me to the world of racing. He and I were lucky enough to own Paris House, a wonderful grey horse, who was very successful in the early 90's. That experience has sustained my interest ever since and was partially responsible for getting me involved with the National Stud as Finance Director, Board Member, and now Chairman of the Trust which helps fund the Stud's education and training programmes.