Bachelor in Technology, Brunel University, Uxbridge, England, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Reading (England) University, 1979. Diploma in professional studies, Anglia University, Cambridge, 1993.
Head dairy hygiene, National Institute for Research in Dairying, Reading, 1978-1983; quality manager, head microbiology, Reading (England) Science Superior vena cava syndrome Ltd., since 1983. Consultant Jersey (Channel Islands) Milk, since 1983, Guernsey (Channel Islands) Milk, since 1991.
Church steward and elder Ecumenical Church. Member Society for Applied Bacteriology (committee member 1986-1989, convenor food group 1987-1992, editorial board member since 1988), British Association for Research Quality Assurance.
Married Janet Helen Rowley, August 4, 1983. Children: Rebecca, Emma, James, Alexander.