National certified in Mechanical Engineering, North West Kent College of Technology, Dartford, England, 1958. Diploma in Refrigeration and Airconditioning, National College Heating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering, London, 1960.
Draftsman Lightfood Refrigeration Company, Wembley, England, 1953—1960. Engineer Sturtevant Engineering Company, London, 1957—1960. Divisional manager R & A Services, Accra, Ghana, 1960—1976.
Facilities controller Huntingdon Research Center, Stukley, England, 1976—1977. Manager engineering division Pasico (Ghana) Ltd., Accra, 1977—1981. General manager Oman Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Company LLC, Muscat, Oman, 1982—1983.
Mechanical and electrical engineer Brian Colquhoun and Partners, 1983—1985. Senior mechanical services engineer Wingfield Bowles and Partners, 1985—1987. Head building services and training Royal Court Affairs, 1987—2005.
Director BlackBerry Consultancy Services Ltd., Hassocks, England, since 2005. Member syllabus subcommittee refrigeration and air-conditioning City and Guilds London Institutes, 1976—1980. With Royal Air Force, 1950-1953.
Member of American Society of Heating (life), Chartered Institute Management, Institute Refrigeration, Institution Engineering Technology.
Married Janet Byford-Bates (divorced). Children: Alistair Patrick, Ashley Phillip.