I was born and bred in Welling in the north-east of the Province, attending the nearbyÂ Bexley Grammar School.
On leaving school at 18Â I served in theÂ Metropolitan PoliceÂ before a career in Sales and Marketing, ultimately forming my own Limited Company some 20+ years ago. Â I also lectured Part Time forÂ 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 haveÂ been riding horses ever since; my wife and IÂ both have horses at home in the south-east of the Province. Â AÂ spell exercising Point to PointÂ racehorses was aÂ most exciting (and dangerous) time. Â 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. Â I am a member of both the East Kent Provincial Choir and the Masonic Organists Association.