Bachelor of Laws, University Auckland, 1978.
Lawyer Wilson Henry, Auckland, 1980-1984. Partner Hesketh Henry, 1984-1998, Burton & Company, Auckland, since 1998. Chairman of partners Hesketh Henry, 1996-1998.
Trustee South Pacific Bone Marrow Trust, Auckland, since 1996. Member Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Northern Club, New Zealand Law Society.
Married Laura Irene Girling, February 13, 1982. 1 child, Conor Jackson Austin.