Spent most of 30 years corporate life with the Burmah Castrol Group - Construction Chemicals Division. Started career as a chemist, moved through product development into sales and marketing. Sales Director for the UK operation then two years on international projects - acquisitions, new ventures etc. before moving to Singapore to run the manufacturing and marketing business there. Returned to the UK some five years later to manage a central research and development unit - back to the scientific roots.
Laboratory closure in 1999 resulted in redundancy. Having had enough of corporate life, became self employed, primarily acting as a careers consultant delivering outplacement programmes to people having lost their jobs through redundancy. Married with three sons; one a teacher and one still in education.
Interests include many sports - motor racing in particular, travel, music and writing.
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