Chairman of Trustees
Born in Blackpool and educated at Arnold School. Met Barbara at Church Youth Club whilst playing table tennis. Played Rugby and cricket for many years. Served Blackpool and Coventry Councils whilst qualifying as a public service accountant. This period also included 2 years National Service. Married in 1959 and has 2 children, a son and daughter. Appointed senior accountant with Derbyshire CC in 1961 and joined Round Table and The Speakers Club. Left in 1963 to work at Shropshire CC and then moved to Gloucestershire County Council as Chief Auditor in 1967. Several promotions before being appointed County Secretary, a post held for 10 years until retirement. Continued membership of Round Table until 1976 . Inducted into Rotary in 1976 followed by stints as Club Secretary and District Secretary before being elected as President Rotary Club of Gloucester for the year 1986/87. DG D1100 in 1992/93. Served on Several RI Task Forces; RIBI Committees; Represented RI president at District Conferences, Chairman of RIBI Audit Committee for 2 years; Member of the RIBI 2010 Vision project. District rep at 3 consecutive Councils on Legislation. Currently Chairman Community/Youth Committee, RC of Gloucester with 20 projects. Outside interests have included Founder Chairman Gloucestershire Life Education Trust; Chairman Gloucestershire Enterprise Agency ( the only public sector person to do so ) ; Vice Chair Prince’s Youth Business Trust; County Chairman Macmillan Cancer Service for 3 years; Chairman Coverage Care Ltd responsible for 20 Elderly People’s Homes; Trustee Gloucestershire Community Foundation; Served as District Trustee for 8 years on Rotary Holidays for Children Trust before becoming Secretary/Treasurer for a further 11 years and still in office. Also involved with other local Charities and Trusts. Club Captain and Senior Captain at Gloucester Golf Club. The oldest member of Gloucester 41 Club!! Enjoys holidays with Barbara and friends;, gardening ; theatre and family. Joined Rotary Jaipur and in 1999 appointed Treasurer followed by Management Committee Chairman in October 2004. Executive Chairman in 2008. Became Chairman of Trustees and Executive in 2012.