Bachelor of Science with honors, University Brighton, 1975.
Senior lecturer Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1976—1986, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, since 1986. Consultant Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong, 1984.
Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (full corporation member since 1981).
Married Seonaid Campbell Abernethy, July 31, 1981. 1 child Imogen Miranda Abernethy.