He graduated from Leicester University in 1966 and was a Maths & IT teacher and Head of House at Icknield High School Luton until retiring in 1998.
Since then he has been active in the local area, becoming the first Chair of the Loughton & Great Holm Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) in 2008.
He is keen on enhancing local community involvement, and believes this can be achieved by fostering social events.
He is fiercely independent of any political party affiliation. He and Joyce (a former Parish Councillor) have four children and nine grandchildren, two living living in Norwich.