Bachelor of Science, University New Zealand, 1956. Master of Science in Chemistry with honors, University New Zealand, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Canterbury Lincoln College, Christchurch, 1974.
Assistant lecturer in chemistry Lincoln College, New Zealand, 1959, lecturer in chemistry, 1960—1970, senior lecturer in chemistry, 1971—1981, reader in soil science, 1982—1999. Associate professor in soil science Lincoln University (Formerly Lincoln College), 2000—2003. Retired, 2003.
Secretary Lincoln Community Committee, since 2003. Member of Royal Society of New Zealand, Canterbury Branch (council member since 1975), Association University Staff of New Zealand (life), Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail (trustee since 2003).
Married Patricia Ann Otway, May 10, 1969.