Bachelor, University Cambridge, 1964. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, 1966.
Art assistant City Art Galleries, Sheffield, England, 1965—1966. Keeper Mappin Art Gallery, 1966—1968, deputy director, 1968—1976. Chief officer Museums and Arts, Bradford, 1976—1980.
Director Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England, since 1980.
Chairman Yorkshire Scultpure Park, 1978—1981. Member Crafts Council, 1981—1984. Member council University Aston, Birmingham, since 1983.
Fellow: Museum Association. Member: Group Directors Museum (chairman since 1984), Art Galleries Association 1978-1981, Midlands Federation Museum.
Married Anne Marie Mason, April 13, 1968. Children: Benjamin Karl, Candida Kate.