Colin retired from a career as a senior manager in local government and the third sector in 2913, to keep active, he then worked part-time as a supermarket assistant until 2000, when he retired from paid work. Following a lifelong interest in radio he is now a volunteer broadcaster and fundraiser for Mid Sussex Community Radio.
For the last ten years he has also chaired the Patient Participation Group for one of the GP surgeries in Burgess Hill and was a local councillor in Mid Sussex for one term. He has had a lifelong interest in NHS issues both locally and nationally and hopes to actively contribute to the Trust. He is married with two grown up children.