Why did you choose to volunteer for Blue Cross?
The purpose of Blue Cross is a noble one - to help more unwanted and poorly pets live happy, healthy lives and I wanted to do what I could to help. Our first two cats came from Blue Cross at Burford, so I had a very strong affinity with Blue Cross and the wonderful work it does.
Can you tell us about your duties in your role as a Blue Cross Trustee?
I contribute to developing the strategy of Blue Cross, monitoring implementation and helping Blue Cross volunteers be the best they can be. In addition, I have been the Chairman of the Audit Committee, I am a member of the Service Delivery Committee and 'fly the flag' for Blue Cross attending events and championing the wonderful work of the charity.
What is your professional background?
I am a Professor of Politics and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Essex, based in Colchester, Essex.
What do you enjoy most about being a Blue Cross Trustee?
Being part of a wonderful volunteer organisation that wants to make the world a better place.
Do you have any of your own pets?
I have two moggie cats, Matthew and Charlotte and two Italian Greyhounds, Toby and George. They are wonderful companions and I couldn't image life without them.