About

After a 40-year career in the Civil Service, culminating as a senior project and programme manager with responsibility for delivering multi-million-pound business change and IT programmes, Kevin now devotes much of his time to charity work, writing, public speaking, and travel.

Kevin writes and speaks about some of his favourite subjects including architecture, heritage, travel and Art Deco. He also writes restaurant reviews and other articles for Wakefield business-to-business magazine TopicUK.

Kevin is well versed in the activities of the civic movement, having been a trustee of Wakefield Civic Society since 1990. He was elected as the Society’s President in March 2002 and continues to hold that position today.

Shortly after taking up the presidency of Wakefield Civic Society, he became a trustee of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies (YHACS) and was elected as its Chair in January 2011, a role to which he has been re-elected annually ever since.

Kevin was a trustee of the national charity Civic Trust from 2004 to 2009 where, amongst other responsibilities, he chaired the National Committee for Civic Societies. After the demise of the charity, Kevin worked to help set up Civic Voice, the new national body for civic and amenity societies, established in 2010.

Kevin’s other voluntary work includes his former role as Deputy Chair of arts charity Beam (from which he retired in September 2019) and also a seven-year stint as a trustee of the Community Foundation for Wakefield.

He often leads guided walks around Wakefield on behalf of Wakefield Civic Society and speaks about the work of the Society to community groups.

Kevin was made an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

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