I've been a news and features journalist for over 20 years, beginning my career at News of The World, part of News UK (formerly News International), in London in 2002, before moving to the Sunday People in 2005.
Hired to join the launch team of The National in Abu Dhabi, I came to the UAE in 2008, and stayed on the newspaper for 9.5 years before becoming freelance.
Now, I continue to write across Middle Eastern news and features for publications including The Times (London) and The Telegraph and travel features for publications including CNN Travel and Business Traveller magazine.
Additionally, I create web content and press kits including supporting launch projects for major hotel chains including Bulgari and St Regis, and property developers Damac and The First Group.
I regularly write thought leadership articles for corporates and governmental figures as well as editing for digital publications.
With my large network of media contacts, I also manage PR campaigns, ensuring quality coverage for meaningful issues. Clients include the 2022 RAK Fine Arts Festival, UAE University and desert explorer Max Calderan, the first man to cross the remote Empty Quarter.
On-site support work has included diverse events such as the World Government Summit, Arabian Travel Market, and the 2019 Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Russia.
I'm available for long or short form content creation, press releases, editorial work and much more. Please jump over to the 'services' page to find out more.
Please feel free to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.