Why did you choose to volunteer for Blue Cross?
I volunteered out of admiration and respect for those I knew who volunteered and worked for Blue Cross.
What are your duties in your role as a Blue Cross Trustee?
I see my role at Blue Cross, as ensuring that all the money and time that is donated to us is spent as effectively as possible to meet the current and future needs of animal welfare; especially for companion animals in the UK.
What is your professional background?
I am a veterinary surgeon who has worked with dogs and horses in the army, as well as working in general practice. I also run a specialist investigation and survey company, providing expert advice on problems with buildings and the built environment. This has included the training of specialist search dogs or 'Rothounds'.
For how long have you been a Trustee for Blue Cross?
I am embarrassed to confess that I can't remember how long I have been a Trustee; probably because it has become such an integral part of my life. However, I am probably the second most long serving member, and have been around for nearly 20 years!
What do you enjoy most about being a Blue Cross Trustee?
The most enjoyable part of being a Trustee of Blue Cross is feeling part of some of the exciting and innovative ways that they have developed to provide for the constantly changing needs of animal welfare.
Tell us about your own pets!
My wife Orian and I have two Blue Cross cats called Freya and Juno. They are supposed to be sisters but are very different. I also have a very neurotic and gun shy rescue dog Labrador called Wilson, who is one of our specialist 'Rothound' search dogs. He is very stupid; but very good at his job, and very lovable. At least that is what he thinks!