Having initially trained as a Chartered Accountant, I spent the majority of my career working in a range of finance and general management positions within multinational manufacturing companies, primarily in the automotive and aerospace sectors. I travelled extensively, working in collaboration with colleagues in Europe, the US and China.
In 1997, the company I was working for chose Naomi House as its nominated charity and I attended its opening. Since then, I have regularly taken part in its annual Clarendon Way walks.
Since retiring, I have enjoyed travelling for pleasure and spending more time walking, gardening and reading. I have been a Trustee at Jane Austen House, am a volunteer warden with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Chairman of the Winchester Allotment Society