On leaving school at the age of 16,
I become an apprentice with the Post
Office in their International Telegraph
Department. On completion, I continued
to work for the now British Telecom in
a number of roles, the last being a
In 1985 I left British Telecom when I was approached by
Cable and Wireless to build, install and operate their
Telex exchanges. Over the years with Cable and Wireless,
I had a variety of roles within the operational departments,
I then moved into marketing roles; these included project
development, project management and product management.
During this time I was fortunate enough to travel and work in
the United States and Europe. Finally in 2004, I left Cable
and Wireless and since then I have run a local business
in Rustington with Christine.
Following a move to the South Coast in 1990, I gradually became
more active within the local Community, initially helping at the
7th Littlehampton Air Scout Group becoming part of their
leadership team where I am currently the Group Scout Leader.
In 2001, Christine became involved with Stagedoor Theatre Company,
they put on three diverse shows a year at the Windmill Theatre in
Littlehampton. I began to help out, initially working backstage
but I have progressed to onstage performances.
I am now Chairman of the company.
Christine joined Rotary in 2005; I managed to avoid it until 2008
when a Rotarian got me hooked by taking me to District meetings
on End Polio Now. This struck a chord as one of my school teachers
had Polio as a child and I had seen its long term effects.
At Littlehampton I worked closely on the formation of INSIGHT,
The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton, this furthered my enthusiasm
for getting young people involved in Rotary which led me to become
the District Rotaract Chair in 2011. In 2013,
I was honoured to be Club President at Littlehampton when they
celebrated their 90th Anniversary. Currently, I am a member of
the Rotary Club of Arundel & District having transferred in 2015.
I am currently District governor Nominee for district 1145.
Throughout my time in Rotary it has never ceased to amaze me
the extent of what we can and have achieved, not only at Club
and District level but on a global basis.