Bachelor (honours), University Bristol, England, 1972.
Research graduate Exeter College, Oxford, England, 1973-1976. Investment manager Morgan Grenfell & Limited company, London, 1976-1980. Director Tyndall Group PLC, 1980-1986, Aetna Life Insurance Company (United Kingdom) Ltd., London, 1986, Tyndall Holdings PLC, London, 1986-1990.
Principal lecturer, chairman faculty of economics University of the West of England, Bristol, since 1990, governor, since 2000. Chairman Perpetual European Investment Trust PLC, London, since 1989, Magna Europa PLC, since 1998. Board directors Regent Pacific Corporation Finance Ltd., London, since 1991, Pacific Arbitrage Company Ltd., since 1992, Undervalued Assets Fund Ltd., Cayman Islands, since 1992.
Married Anne Veronica Greasley, December 27, 1975. Children: Sarah, John.