Biography

Age: 50

Education: St Mary’s Primary School, Les Quennevais and Hautlieu (Head Boy, 1986/87)

Employment: Jersey Evening Post (reporter, news editor, assistant editor), Channel 103 (news editor)

Career highlights: Organising ‘Side By Side’ show of public support by 5,000 Islanders in St Ouen’s Bay after 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which killed more than a quarter of a million people around south-east Asia; attempting to top UK Christmas charts with song (and Islandwide participation in music video), about need for religious and racial tolerance after 9/11.

Post-stroke: Raising awareness of (and hundreds of thousands of pounds for) stroke survivors and the Jersey branch of the Stroke Association; walking the 2010 Jersey Marathon over six days; taking part in the 2012 Olympic Torch relay; leading a group of more than 100 Islanders who cycled from London to Paris in 2012; running half the Jersey Marathon in 2015; sitting on the Jersey committee of the Stroke Association and Driving for the Disabled; writing a monthly JEP column focusing on disability issues; keynote speaker at the 2018 CI Equality and Diversity Awards.

Recognition: NUJ (Jersey branch) Journalist of the Year; CI Sports Personality of the Year Awards ‘Achievement of the Year’ award; national Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards winner of the 2012 Adult Courage Award.

Family: Three sons: Rhys (24), Joe (12) and William (6), and two grandsons.