The flying trader
- By Jack Preston -
- Aug 03, 2012
Internationally renowned trader and helicopter enthusiast Greg Secker recently took to the South African skies, raising money for charity through a unique challenge.
Secker, who himself is co-founder of Knowledge to Action Foundation - which helps underprivileged children, conducted a day’s worth of foreign exchange market trading from the front seat of a helicopter. All profits were donated to charity, with over £230,000 being secured.
“I’m not a why guy, I’m a why not guy,” explained Secker to The South African newspaper. Like Richard Branson, Secker is a strong believer in business being used as a force for good. As a keen subscriber to Virgin Unite’s ‘Screw Business as Usual’ initiative he is keen to promote a symbiotic relationship between charity and business.
The Knowledge to Action foundation will be working closely with Branson’s Pride ‘n Purpose charity, supporting disadvantaged communities across South Africa as they look to supply better access to food, water, health services and education to all.
Secker next plans to move on from his ‘flying trader’ image, with talk of a possible trip down the River Thames in London on the agenda. Although with Knowledge to Action Foundations across the world there’s no limit as to which country, or altitude, that Secker is likely to appear in next.
If you’d like to find out more about the flying trader series, check out this guest blog written by Secker’s partner Katherine Scott.