Veterinary surgeon. Qualified, Royal Veterinary College, London 1974. In Practice initially in Broadway Worcestershire then for rest of practice career in Herefordshire [Hereford City and Ewyas Harold]. President, British Veterinary Association 2002-3. President, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 2010-2011.
Currently:- Chairman, Animal Welfare Committee, DEFRA. Chairman, Addington Fund. Trustee, Farmers Club Lease Company Ltd, London. Herefordshire County Councillor and cabinet adviser to the Leader of the Council. Assessor for Improve International for OV-TT training. Director, Joint Measurement Board Ltd.