I began working in adult and community education in the early 1980s and worked for the WEA from 2002 until my retirement from full-time work in 2015. Latterly I was the Director for Education and Deputy General Secretary / CEO.

I am firmly committed to the WEA's vision and continue to campaign for lifelong learning that improves equality, democracy and social justice. I'm a regular user of social media to promote the WEA, adult education, family learning and thoughtful approaches to teaching and learning practices.