Graduated with a business degree. Initially worked as Head of Finance and Accounting for an international development agency, then spent most of his career in international banking and investment management. 

After working in debt capital markets for Bank Paribas in Geneva, he became Head of BNP Paribas Asset Management in the UK, from which he retired in 2008. 

He has family relatives with learning difficulties and is involved with Special Olympics GB, as volunteer and Treasurer of the South East Region and South East Ski Group.