IN A NUTSHELL
Founding Director of EMC, the Easy Media Company (the trading name of EcoMedia Collective CIC).
Head of Podcasting for AICPA-CIMA
Marketing Trustee for North Somerset People First
Grew up in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Lived in Far East for many years. Originally from Cape Town but with a grandmother from Somerset. Lived in WsM since 2005. Have run a Bristol-based social enterprise since 2011 though have just moved our 'HQ' nearer home - to The Stable. Divide my time between here and my other office in Liverpool St, London.
30 years of community and commercial broadcast radio experience at all levels. Received Rothschild Fellowship in Social Enterprise and Cross-Cultural Networking and attended Social Enterprise Executive Education programmes at Columbia Business School in New York and ESSEC Business School in Paris. Presenter and producer of several podcasts for own internal marketing as well as external client (whitelabel) purposes.
Long background in culturally or socially-innovative community media initiatives, especially broadcast radio. Chosen as South Africa's top student Radio/Club DJ in 1990-91, headed first radio station to legally break South African government's 50-year broadcast monopoly and then oversaw the establishment of the first community radio station in Nelson Mandela's home region of Umtata. In the 2000s was closely involved in several Bristol-based community radio projects and Festival radio stations, including Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. Formerly a Director of Bristol's first community radio station BCfm as well as Station Manager for that city's pioneering intercultural online broadcast project Radio Salaam Shalom. Was national satellite radio presenter for Immedia Broadcast network from 2005 - 2013.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Community media, social audio, community engagement via sound broadcasting, social enterprise and 3rd sector, intercultural dialogue, NGO and public sector interaction.
I also like staying up too late, real ale, Zen, animals, vintage rap, deep house music, loud gigs and vegetarian BBQs.