Student, Oxford (England) University, 1959. Doctor of Science (honorary), City University, London, 1988. D. University (honorary), University Buckingham, England, 1993.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Reading University, 2000. Doctor of the University, Buckingham Chilterms U.C., 2003.
Executive, Slough (England) Estates plc, 1960-1963; director, Slough (England) Estates plc, 1963-1971; managing director, Slough (England) Estates plc, 1971-1976; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Slough (England) Estates plc, since 1976; chairman, Bovis Homes, since 1996. Chairman Charterhouse Group, London, 1977-1983. Board directors Howard of WaldenEstates, London, Barclays Bank, London, Kingfisher plc, London, chairman, 1995-1996.
President British Property Federation, London, 1979-1981. Chairman Property Services Agency, Advisory Board, London, 1980-1986, University Buckingham, 1987-1998. Member Commonwealth War Graves Commission, London, 1988-1997.
Member construction task force DETR, 1997-1998. Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, since 1997. Chairman Wembley Task Force, 1999—2002, Historic Royal Palaces, since 2003.
Commander Royal Hospital Chelsea, since 2000. Member RICS (honorary), Communications on Corporate Governance.
Married Pamela Jame Marguerite Berry, September 14, 1961. Children: Christopher William, Virginia Elizabeth and Penelope Helen (twins).