What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law?
Provide pragmatic, proactive, timely and strategic corporate legal advice and solutions. I’m a dedicated and commercially astute professional with excellent organisational skills and a proven ability both to focus on and ensure accuracy at the granular, detailed level as well as to conceive and lead strategic initiatives.
What gets me out of bed in the morning
My family on weekdays (my wife, our daughters and I are generally all out of the house by 7:15am) and sport on weekends (playing or coaching hockey from September to April). Workwise, I’m energised by having a variety of work and clients – no two days are the same and working as a consultant gives me the flexibility I want.
An entrepreneur I admire
Outside my immediate family, JK Rowling is someone who I feel is an inspiration to so many. Her backstory and challenges are well known, and in Harry Potter and friends she has created a global brand and phenomenon. I am an avid reader, so anyone who has written such wonderful stories commands my respect.
Closer to home, I greatly admire my wife. She has managed to set up and run a successful HR consultancy whilst at the same time also being the main carer for our two daughters and running the East family household very efficiently.
What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf?
I’m a lover of historical fiction (favourite authors include Conn Iggulden and Edward Rutherford) and sporting biographies.
My “playlist” favourites are podcasts – The Rugby Pod, The Ruck, Flats & Shanks, Will Greenwood’s Podcast, Rugby Union Weekly (all rugby related), That Peter Crouch Podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk (on the Second World War) and The Magic Academy (sports coaching).
A social cause I care about is…
In recent years I have been lucky enough to get to know and support Connie Henry (a former GB triathlete and Commonwealth Games medallist) in her quest to showcase the power of sport for social mobility. Connie’s amazing charity, Track Academy, provides – through athletics, education and mentoring – an environment in which young people from all walks of life can find direction and purpose for their future.