Party affiliation: Conservative and Unionist Party
Member, Chelmsford RDC, 1959-1974. Elected to Essex CC, 1965. Alderman 1969-1974; Vice-Chairman, Education Committee, 1969-1971, Chairman 1971-1980.
Vice-Chairman, CC, 1980-1983. Member. House of Lords, 1981. Deputy Lieutenant, County of Essex, 1983.
Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Murder and Life Imprisonment, 1988-1989. Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, since 1990. Professional career: technical assistant.
Hawker Aircraft, 1943-1946. Technical assistant, British European Airways, 1946-1949. Member of Court, Essex University, from its establishment.
Member of Court, City University, 1969-1978. Trustee, Homerton College, 1970-1981. Member, CNAA, 1973-1979.
TEC, 1973-1982; training and educ. for Royal Air Force Advisory Committee, 1976-1979. ACC Education Committee from its establishment to 1980. CLEA, 1976-1980; Council NFER, 1975-1977.
City and Guilds of London Institute Council, 1974, Vice-Chairman, London Regional Advisory Council for Technological Education, 1975-1981. Bumham Further Education Salary Negotiation Committee, 1975-1980. Camb. University Appointment Board, 1975-1979.
Royal Aeronautical Society Education Committee, 1975-1977 and since 1989. President, Chelmsford Engineering Society, 1979-1980. Engineering Council, 1981-1990.
Chairman, Equal Opportunities Commission, 1983-1988. Member of Council, RSA, 1983-1988. Member, Careers Research Advisory Council, since 1983.
Vice-President, UMIST, since 1985. Member of Court, Brunei University, since 1985. Board member, British Gas, since 1988.
Member of Court Cranfield Institute, since 1989. Member, Engineering Training Authority, since 1990.