On leaving school at the age of 16, I become an apprentice with the PostOffice 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 telex engineer.
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 Highdown Rotary. I am currently District Governor for Rotary South District 1145.
Throughout my time in Scouts, Stage-door and Rotary it has never ceased to amaze me the extent of what we can and have achieved, when people work together on common Goals. Long may that continue