I graduated from Southampton University in 1981 with a degree in Civil Engineering and after a short career in the British Army resigned as a Captain to start a career in business and engineering. Over the last 30 years I have worked on a number of major programmes in the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas including Heathrow Express, Terminal 5 at Heathrow, and Crossrail. I have also sat on the board of one of UK’s major Cancer charities.

I have lived at Gibraltar Farm in Firle for 25 years with my wife Carro, who grew up in Firle. We have always taken an active part in community life with all five of our children going to the village school in Firle and both Carro and I serving on a number of village committees. I am currently the Treasurer of the Firle PCC which looks after the running of St Peters church and many events that bring together an increasing number of visitors. This is just one example of what makes Firle great. As a member of the FCA I will play my part in helping to keep things in balance and at the same time moving forward, and with everyone in the community feeling part of the journey.