BSc ARCS MCILT LLB MIRO
WSRA Life Member 2221
I am a regular volunteer as signalman, guard and Responsible Officer on the WSR, where I first volunteered (at Washford) 41 years ago now.
I now hold the fundraising brief amongst the Trustees. I have contributed to the fundraising effort to return 9351, to traffic, the £187,000 raised by the WSRA towards 2019/2020 winter works and the effort now gathering pace to complete 4561. I now chair the Joint Fundraising Group for the whole Railway, which recently submitted a substantial bid to the DCMS heritage recovery fund. I have a view of fundraising from the ‘other side’ as an independent member on the grant-making committee which manages the community fund associated with Hinkley ‘C’ power station.
In the past I have worked for the WSR plc as its Operations Manager, and served as WSRA Trustee and Chairman, WSSRT Trustee and WSR plc Director.
I worked as an Operations Manager for British Railways (last post Traffic Manager Bristol). I retain my connection with the national network as a committee member of the south-west region of the Institution of Railway Operators. Since 1995 I have been an employment and discrimination barrister, practising from chambers in London. I often provide legal assistance to heritage railways and heritage railwaymen and women across the country.
I live alongside the Railway in the Station Master’s house at Stogumber.
I enthusiastically support the ‘Bailey’ reform proposals.