I am an international journalist, author, corporate writer and media trainer. I have worked for international news agencies Reuters, Bloomberg and Agence France Presse and havemore...I am an international journalist, author, corporate writer and media trainer. I have worked for international news agencies Reuters, Bloomberg and Agence France Presse and have written three books. I speak fluent French.
Area Covered: I am based in the UK but travel abroad.
Work Experience Summary: Education:
1979-83 Worcester College, Oxford (BA Hons, Modern languages 2:1 (viva voce)
1985-6 Harlow Journalism College (NCTJ public administration, law, shorthand student of the year, national award for exam results, essay prize)
1983-4 Marketing trainee, Unilever
1984-85 Regional sales executive, Rothmans
1986-89 Reporter/sub-editor, Essex County Newspapers (Braintree and Witham Times, Colchester Evening Gazette)
1989-90 Sub-editor, Western Mail, Cardiff
1990-93 Sports reporter, Western Daily Press, Bristol
1993-96 Sports reporter/sub-editor, Agence France Presse (AFP), Paris.
(Main events: 1994 European Athletics Champs, Helsinki; World Athletics Champs, Gothenburg; Commonwealth Games, Victoria; Asian Games, Hiroshima; 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa; 1996 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan, Atlanta Olympics.
1996-98 Deputy bureau chief, news editor AFP, New Delhi
(Main events: 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision, 1998 Indian general election, Mother Theresas funeral 1997, Afghanistan conflict)
1998-99 Joint deputy head of sports desk, AFP, Paris
(Main event: 1999 Cricket World Cup, England)
2000 Reporter/sub-editor, Bloomberg, London.
2000-06 Cricket correspondent, sports sub-editor, Reuters
(Main events: Sydney Olympic Games, 2000 Ashes series, 2001 British Golf Open, 2001 Valderamma, 2003 Cricket World Cup, Rugby World Cup (chief sub), 2004 World Indoor Athletics Championships, Athens Olympics Games, 2005 Ashes)
Reuters Sports Reporting of the Year award.
Wrote \'The rise of Steve Harmison\' (First Stone/Corpus publishing)
2006-7 Became freelance journalist.
Wrote \'Richard Hill, The Autobiography\' (Orion publishing). Began writing corporate magazine and intranet articles.
2007-8-9\'Hacked Off - One mans all-or-nothing bid to crack the secret of golf\'
Reuters Foundation \'Train the trainer\' and \'Corporate media\' courses.
2009 Reuters Foundation sports journalism courses
in Cairo and Beijing (Tsinghua University)
Education Summary: Oxford University, Modern Languages
Harlow College, National Council for the Training of Journalists