Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with honors, University Reading, England, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy., University Leeds, England, 1968. Technical director Wilkinson Sword Ltd., London, 1971-1978, marketing director, 1978-1982.
Engineering director American Machine and Foundry Legg, Andover, England, 1982-1983, acting managing director, 1983-1984. Associate director Oakland Management Holdings Ltd., England, 1984-1985. Export director Lansing Bagnall Ltd., Basingstoke, England, 1985-1987, group director, 1987-1989.
Joint mng director Lansing Linde Ltd., since 1989.
Denomination: Church of England