I was born in 1950 and was educated at Oakham School in Rutland from 1963 to 1967.
I became a Christian in March 1966 through attending boys’ holidays run under the auspices of what was then the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (formerly South Africa General Mission and now part of SIM).

I trained as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in 1973. After 25 years in business I joined the Diocese of Leicester in 1998 as Financial Secretary and in 2002 also took on the same role with the Diocese of Coventry. I retired in Autumn 2008 and then worked for a couple of years part-time as a self-employed Financial Management Consultant before retiring ‘full-time’ in 2010.

I have served twice as President of the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Society of Chartered Accountants.



In 1974 I married Heather and we live in South Leicestershire. We have 3 grown-up children (John, Christopher and Elizabeth) and 2 grandchildren (Poppy and Willow). We worship at Holy Trinity, Leicester and I am on the PCC as well as leading Trinity Money Advice Leicester, the church’s recently inaugurated debt advice centre. I am trustee of a number of other charities.

Pastimes include gardening, music (classical), reading (especially biography, travel and history), current affairs and, other than actually playing golf, ‘arm-chair’ sport.