Appointed to the Malaghan Institute Trust Board in 2005. Attended Lincoln College and then graduated from the University of Queensland in 1965 with a Veterinary Degree. Awarded the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists college prize in 1978 and in 1984 the Coopers NZ Farm Management Award for significant innovative farm management in New Zealand. Keynote speaker at the World Angus and Hereford Conferences. A Member of the Lindisfarne College Board 1981-85. Managing Director of private Farming, Forestry, Finance and Property Companies. Chairman of the Hawkes Bay Friends of the Malaghan Institute since 1999 and retired rural veterinarian since 2001.