Bachelor of Science, Victoria University, Wellington, 1977. Bachelor of Science with 1st class honors, Victoria University, Wellington, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University, Wellington, 1982.
Research scientist Department of Lands and Survey, Wellington, 1983—1984, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Wellington, 1985—1993. Group leader Ministry of Fisheries, 1993—1995. Principal scientist deepwater fisheries National Institute Water and Atmospheric Research, since 1995.
Presenter in field.
Member of New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (secretary and council 1988-1991).
Married Debbie Fincham, June 5, 1988. Children: Tim, Ben, Rosie.