• Currently employed as the lead programmer at a nationally recognised UK venue specialising in Caribbean, African and South Asian arts and culture, with responsibility for booking touring product and creating new theatre productions.
• Several years’ background in university teaching.
• Set up and ran an independent publishing company that produced over 40 titles and three international literature festivals during a seven-year period, with significant government funding and private investment.
• As writer and editor, clients have included Oxford University Press (numerous essays on Black British History in the Oxford Companion to Black British History), Macmillan Books (edited the Macmillan Caribbean Writers series during its closing period), the BBC (published historical research on Warwickshire’s links to the slave trade) and the Government of Guyana (edited Sir Walter Ralegh’s Discoverie of Guiana as the inaugural volume in the Guyana Classics Library series).
• Won the Eric Gregory Award (for the best British poets under 30) in 2006, appearing at international poetry festivals in Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil and the Slovak Republic.