I was born in London and the family moved to Kent when I was 13. I lived in Herne Bay
and went to school in Canterbury. After attending Reading University (BA Hons),
University of Kent (M.Phil) and London University (PGCE) I taught at a public
I am married with a grown-up family and have lived in Warsash for twenty-six years. I was employed as Human Resources Director with a large local company and was awarded the MBE for services to the Defence Industry in 1996. In retirement, I am a Director of the Education Business Partnership South.