When he retired, Colin wanted to give something back to society. He is now non-executive Director for a Multi Academy Trust, a community mediator, a mentor for University students and most recently he joined the WAVE Trust Board as a Trustee.

In this latter role, Colin is inspired by the work the charity plays in developing and implementing solutions to prevent and heal adverse childhood experiences.

Colin's own family experience had already made him aware of how the right support can make all the difference to new parents. Colin states: 'I recognise the importance of proactive intervention in the early years. Through WAVE Trust I hope to help other families just as we were helped'.