I grew up in the New Forest in a happy middle-class family in the 1970s, I spent my teenage years enjoying rock climbing and mountaineering and after some very dismal A-Level results started my career at 18 as an office junior with AXA Equity and Law.
I have worked in financial services and investment management for over 30 years and I was appointed CEO of Punter Southall Aspire in August 2015.
I am a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and I gained my Master’s in Business Administration from Solent University. I am currently studying for a Doctorate in Business Administration at Winchester University. I live in Richmond with my wife and seven children / step children aged 17 to 23, although the majority are away at university during term time.