I have run a series of interesting and successful campaigns over recent years, which have normally been in the domain of politics and the Arts. They have been great fun to work on, and I believe I’ve demonstrated how effective I can be in short, medium and long term corporate and crisis situations:
Youth Parliament for Wales
One of the first campaigns I championed was for a Youth Assembly for Wales back in late 2015. This is now something the Welsh Government supports. I prepared a proposal for a Youth Parliament, rejected by the First Minister, but continued to appear in the media in Wales to discuss my ideas and the campaign. I was a key media spokesman, writing for two of Wales' leading think-tanks, the Institute for Welsh Affairs and Gorwel, on the matter. As a result of my work, I was nominated and shortlisted as a finalist in the Leading in Wales awards in 2015.
I was the key cheerleader to remember Wales’ forgotten statesman, Jim Griffiths, who was the first Secretary of State for Wales and an MP for Llanelli from 1936-70. I set up the campaign to erect a statue of him in Llanelli, which is still going strong today. The campaign has showed my ability to bring people of all political persuasions together in a common cause. For more information, please visit here.
Now, alongside composer and conductor Gabrielle Woodward, I am doing my bit to widen access in classical music. I assist Gabrielle with Fresh Notations, a new blog series that breaks down how classical music is reviewed and written about. On the website you’ll find articles that talk about classical music concerts across the UK in a modern and dynamic way, as well as thought-provoking opinion pieces on the place of classical music in 21st century society. Please take a look at how I have helped deliver this campaign with Gabrielle on the website.