Educated at Homefield Preparatory School, Sutton, Eastbourne College, and Britannia Royal Naval College.
Royal Navy Officer, specialising in underwater warfare as an Observer in the Fleet Air Arm and on exchange with the Royal Air Force, and then as Principal Warfare Officer and Operations Officer in frigates and aircraft carriers. Subsequently, served for nine years as Bursar and School Business Manager at Tonbridge Grammar School, and then in a similar role at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys for the three years prior to recent retirement.
Interests include cricket, golf, Italian culture (having lived in Italy for three years), and painting.
Married for 34 years to Carol, with daughter Lucy (employed at Saatchi & Saatchi), and son Alexander (currently serving as a Royal Marine Commando).