Bachelor, Oxford University, England.
With Royal Army, 7th Rajput Regiment Indian Army, 1939—1946, Gold Coast & Ghana Administrative Service, 1947—1958, British Somaliland, 1958—1960, Her Majesty Treasury, 1966—1978. Senior district commissioner, 1955. Assistant chief regional officer, northern region, 1957.
Regional secretary, 1958. Finance secretary War Office, 1961—1966. Finance secretary to finance adviser, Solomon Islands, 1973—1976.
British member, Anglo & French mission administrative reform in Condominium of New Hebrides, 1977. Governor general Kiribati, 1978—1987. Financial and development secretary, Gibraltar, 1979—1983.
Member of Royal Commonwealth Society Club.
Married Doris Barbara Brown, 1943 (deceased). 1 child; Married Maureen Coady, 1973 (deceased). Married Marilyn Ryan, 1983.