A FIA Executive Committee member since 2001 and Chairman of the UK Falkland Islands Trust from 2000 to 2008. Born and educated in Oxford. 36 years in the Royal Air Force as a fast-jet pilot, manager and commander, serving in UK, Germany, Cyprus and the USA and as Commander British Forces Falkland Islands from June 1994 to August 1995. Retired from the RAF in 1999, then one year as consultant to a local project management business based in High Wycombe and as a part-time maths teacher at a College of Further Education, followed by 8 years as Chief Executive of the Regular Forces Employment Association. Now retired from paid work but heavily involved in a number of charities and other local and national organisations. Live in the Chiltern Hills with wife Jill and blessed with four children and five grandchildren.