With a passion for leadership and teamwork, he has honed his art in the military, in business and in the third sector. In the business world he has led offshore on Shell Upstream’s flagship exploration and production platform in the North Sea. He has also led strategically at National Grid as Head of UK construction (VP) and CityFibre (Network Delivery Director) and is a Non Executive Director to businesses and charities.
During his military career in the Royal Navy Submarine Service, he undertook over 20 operational patrols, and also worked with both the Royal Netherlands and the US navies. The Zenith of his career was to serve as captain of the nuclear attack submarine HMS Turbulent. He is alumni of the Windsor Leadership Programme, has completed the military Advanced Command and Staff Course, Shell and National Grid’s executive leadership programmes.