For years I separated my life into professional and personal. Rarely would either cross into the other. Slowly but surely the professional side of my life took over. I willing sacrificed parts of my life for my career and future without ever realising the damage it was causing.
Not any more.
My name is Andrew Salkeld.
Following my move into industry I focused on business intelligence, data and analytics. I worked diligently building reporting systems and tools to increase efficiency and provide timely information to allow leadership teams to make more responsive, data driven decisions.
After numerous industry positions I now find myself as Finance Director at a Leeds based tech company called dscvr, whilst also acting as a mentor and advisor to other start-up and scale-up companies.
I live with depression and have been suicidal at three distinct points in my life. I may look like I've got it together but I really don't!
I shared my story with the world on World Mental Health Day 2018 through my keynote speech, Breaking the Stigma. I was asked to share this story more and more. During 2020, my story was published worldwide by Practical Inspiration Publishing in my first book, Life is a Four-Letter Word.
Deep down I am a huge geek!
I'm a huge fan of music, particularly ska and pop punk. I have been slowly teaching myself more about it by using LSDJ on the GameBoy!
Which of those introductions is more honest?
Which of those introductions is more interesting?
Which of those introductions matters?
just another guy
Please find a range of photographs that can be used for events and promotional material. Full high resolution versions in colour or black & white are available upon request.
All photography by Mark Hillyer of True North Studio.