Originally from Colchester, I have lived in Spain for eight years.
After 35 years in General Management and Retailing Operations both in the UK and Saudi Arabia, I retrained as an audiologist working both for the NHS and private business.
I live in Murla with Sandra, my wife of 35 years, and have one married daughter and two grandchildren.
I was born in Bedfordshire but grew up in south London.
I have worked for a number of major international insurance companies specialising in construction insurance.
I have been Treasurer of other organisations so taking on Val de Pop U3A is not an unfamiliar field to me.
After obtaining a Computer Science degree, I spent my working life in various companies mostly designing and writing business systems, with occasional forays into documentation and training. I know nothing about computers though, so don't ask me!
Born in the UK of Irish nationality I have a background in publishing and many years prior to that, insurance.