Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Imperial College, London, 1944. Bachelor of Science, Imperial College, London, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1963.
Served in Royal Navy 1944-1947. Prospecting Officer, Ministry of Fuel and Power, United Kingdom 1947. Geologist, New Zealand Geological Survey 1948, District Geologist, Ngaruawahia 1949-1958, Auckland 1958-1965, Chief Economics Geologist 1963-1967, Director New Zealand Geological Survey 1967-1974.
Assistant Director-General Department, of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand 1974-1980, Director-General 1980-1983. With FAO, W. Samoa 1969-1974. With Ministry of Energy, New Zealand 1978.
President Geological Society of New Zealand 1959-1960. Vice-President Royal Society of New Zealand 1975-1979 (Fellow 1973). President New Zealand Executive Manager Club 1978-1979.
Director Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources since 1983, Cluff Oil (New Zealand) N.L. 1984-1988. Consultant Geothermal Energy New Zealand Ltd. for Kenya, Indonesia and New Zealand 1985-1988.
New Zealand Liquid Fuels Trust Board 1978-1983. United Nations Advisory Committee on Science and Tech, for Development since 1988.
Married Joan Kathleen Bridges, August 25, 1948. Children: Philip, Susan, Andrew.