Student, Oxford University, 1975.
Field engineer Schlumberger, Iran and Egypt, 1975-1976. Trainee accountant Lever Brothers, Kingston, England, 1977-1979, consultant England, 1979-1982, Unilever Australia, Sydney, 1982-1984, system accountant, 1984-1985. Finance accountant Streets Ice Cream, 1985-1986, frozen foods marketeer, 1987.
Management accountant Unifoods, 1988-1992. Global sourcing commercial executive Unilever Research, Port Sunlight, England, 1992-1996. Leader International Manufacturing Investment, 1996-2000.
Supply chain strategy manager HPC ASIA Unilever, Singapore, 2000—2003, director finance and information technical Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2004—2006, chairman, since 2005.
Member Chartered Institute Management Accountants.
Married Barbara Ann Johnston, May 8, 1982. Children: Simon, Charlotte, William.