Founder / Awards Chair / Podcaster /
MC / Sailing Commentator /
Better Future Champion
I am passionate about creating a Better Future for our grandchildren’s grandchildren. For 40 years, I have been working on creative projects that sit on the edge of next. My mind is excited to get to the future faster, and to help others get there too.
In 2005, I decided to build a community that celebrates applied design. Design that solves human needs and helps people to live with meaning and dignity. That project is now known as the DRIVENxDESIGN Award Programs.
The DRIVENxDESIGN Award Programs have scaled recognition for solving human problems - in 2019 we presented over 1100 awards across 20 design award programs that covered over $USD350B. The ambition of the awards is to celebrate courage, diversity and excellence across a broad range of projects covering every aspect of life. In other words - we shine a torch on projects to recognise talented people and inspire others on what's possible.
When I'm not travelling for work there are two loves that keep me sane - live music and sailing. Both speak to my soul and remind me that there's more to life than work.
I began my creative career as a photographer, then switched to lighting design, stage systems design, digital media, and creative direction. I continue to be fuelled by my constant fascination with how we can improve our world. A Better Future starts now.