I was born and bred in Welling in the north-east of the Province, attending the nearby  Bexley Grammar School.

On leaving school at 18  I served in the  Metropolitan Police  before a career in Sales and Marketing, ultimately forming my own Limited Company some 20+ years ago.  I also lectured Part Time for  seventeen years in Sales and Marketing at what was then called Croydon Technical College.

A keen horseman, my earliest memory of riding horses was when I was four and a half years old and I have  been riding horses ever since; my wife and I  both have horses at home in the south-east of the Province.  A  spell exercising Point to Point  racehorses was a  most exciting (and dangerous) time.  I am a qualified BHA Point to Point Steward and officiate all over the South East.

I am a long-time motorcyclist and an active member and officer of the Widows Sons East Kent.

Music is also a big part of my life.  I am a member of both the East Kent Provincial Choir and the Masonic Organists Association.