I was educated at Rugby School, followed by Newcastle University where I spent most of the time playing rugby and trying to find the library. I obtained a Law Degree together with a Professional Qualification and I eventually persuaded the Law Society to admit me as a Solicitor in March 1987.
I initially practised in Newcastle and then moved to Teesside some years later. I live in Stokesley, am married to Katherine, and between us we have five children. They are all energetic teenagers and sometimes things get a little busy. My hobbies are flying (I have held a Private Pilot’s Licence for the past 15 years), rugby (I was never really any good) and golf.
I was appointed Governor at Teesside High School in 2009.