Retiring in 2012 from Eurotherm/Parker Hannifin, an international engineering company where he worked for 31 years, ending as General Manager of the SSD Drives division based in Littlehampton.  After graduating in Economics at Cambridge in 1972, he became a Chartered Accountant in 1975 then moved to the engineering industry.   Following 25 years in Finance, he became a General Manager in 2005.   He has travelled widely and lived for 3 years in the Netherlands.

He started at Ferring in 2016 and is also a trustee of three other charities where he holds the senior financial role.  He is also a director of a Pension Scheme and works on the investment of over £5bn providing pensions for 68,000 members.