I was Managing Editor of BBC Radio Leicester for four years. I proudly led coverage of the events surrounding the reburial of Richard III (the biggest and most ambitious outside broadcast I've ever been involved in.) I'm also very proud of our Uganda 40 project, telling the story of the expulsion of Asians from East Africa and their arrival in Leicester in 1972.
I spent a while part-time as Project Editor for BBC Local Radio, working on a range of projects across the network including the development of an interactive online map telling how money raised for Children in Need was spent across the country.
I then spent three years as a lead trainer with the BBC Academy, working on the roll-out of the computer system OpenMedia across BBC News.
I began as a journalist on Ocean Sound, the then-new commercial local station serving my home area of South Hampshire. Later I became News Editor of Invicta Radio in Kent.
In 1995 I became Director of Programming for the Lincs FM Group. When I joined, it was a stand-alone station. By the time I left, the company had eight local commercial radio stations broadcasting to a potential audience of more than 1.5 million adults. I had overall responsibility for the output of all the stations, oversaw the launch of our seven subsidiary stations and was on the board of four of them. Every one of the Lincs FM Group's stations won or was nominated for at least one major industry award during my time at the helm. The group acquired a well-deserved reputation for its strong news service and its commitment to localness.
I was nominated as Programmer of the Year at the Sony Radio Awards in 2004.