Job role: To increase opportunities for ex-service personnel to stay active whilst they transition into civilian life through the Moving Forces programme.
Date joined: June 2018
Professional background: From 1996 to 2006 I worked as an engineer, including 7 years as an aircraft avionics engineer in the Royal Air Force, before then going to drama school for three years to train as an actor, graduating in 2009.
Since then I’ve worked as a freelance actor, writer, director and filmmaker, producing several film and theatre projects, including three films about the difficulties faced by military veterans. These films are used by the NHS and several Armed Forces charities to improve the understanding of veterans’ issues such as mental health and difficulties when transitioning to civilian life.
The experience of working with the armed forces community from both sides has now led to me taking up an exciting role at GreaterSport, delivering a project aimed at improving the activity levels in the Greater Manchester ex-armed forces community.
Fun fact: My first paid job as an actor was as a sofa delivery man in a Christmas DFS Advert.