A chartered engineer and member of the IMechE and the IED, he graduated from Nottingham University in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. He was a sponsored student with the National Coal Board. He subsequently worked as a structures engineer specialising in finite element analysis in the rail industry with ABB Transportation and British Rail Engineering, in the oil and gas industry with Wellstream, a subsidiary of Halliburton and PAFEC, an engineering analysis software developer. He was a senior lecturer for 5 years in the School of Engineering at the University of Derby.
Professional and personal development planning
Accreditation lead for the School of Engineering and Innovation
Liaison with CIBSE, IED, IET and IMechE