I’m a Senior Partner in a West End firm of Chartered Accountants, Harris & Trotter, specialising in the entertainment and media field.
I’ve been involved in the charity sector for over 15 years and am currently a trustee of Norwood, a charity well known in the field of helping children and families with learning disabilities. I’m also a trustee of the Jewish Museum London.
Throughout my career I have tried to make a difference for those less fortunate than me. I became a trustee of Teenage Cancer Trust when I was asked by our president and in the end I “surrendered” when I saw the benefits of the charity’s work.
My trustee super power would have to be fundraising and the numbers side of things. Most people don’t realise how much time is needed to adequately fulfil the role of trustee. But it’s worth it when I see the difference our work makes to young people with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust and me
When I was a teenager I wasn’t the academic my parents would have liked. The best thing about being a teenager is that you think you know best. Though when I was young I wanted to be an accountant, so I was right about that one!
I’ve got many good memories, including visiting our units, seeing them in operation and meeting the team, and attending the shows at the Royal Albert Hall and seeing young people who’ve been treated on our units confidently making an appeal in front of thousands of people.
Teenage Cancer Trust is simply inspirational.