I am a former journalist (staffer on The Daily Telegraph and The Times; assistant editor of The Week 1995-2004) and author of several books, notably Tories (Mainstream 1991) and The Right Way to Write (Piatkus 1998).
For the past 20 years I have been running Clarity (http://www.claritywritingexperts.com) writing speeches, editing reports and conducting workshops for clients in the public and private sectors.
Since 2002, I have been conducting humanist ceremonies – weddings, funerals and baby namings. I qualified as a mediator in 2009. I am currently studying for an MA in Pastoral Care, with a view to chaplaincy work in hospitals and prisons.
Since May 2018, I have been Chairman of the National Liberal Club (http://www.nlc.org.uk).
I am married, with two stepchildren and four grandchildren. Kitty and I divide our time between our flat in London and home in France, with frequent trips to family in the US.