A chartered town planner and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Chartered Management Institute: higher education at Sheffield University, University of Aston and Plymouth University. Forty years in the public sector incorporating city councils at three major waterfront cities: Plymouth, Cardiff, Southampton and the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. Over 30 years direct experience in urban regeneration and development managing high profile development and urban regeneration programmes with experience in master planning and urban design, statutory planning, economic development and inward investment.
Latterly Head of City Development at Southampton City Council and Head of Major Projects at the City of Cardiff Council and has established a consultancy with public / private sector clients. Originally from London but has lived in the South West and South Wales for over 40 years and currently lives in Bath.