Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 with accounting experience dating back to 1986 with News International in London. Prior to that he came from a farming background near Tikitiki, East Cape with a 1980 Diploma in Agriculture from Lincoln University! However he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at Auckland University in 1995. I started out life as a Shepherd, became a Farm manager. After a few years overseas, went back to university (Auckland) for a change of career. Now residing on Waiheke for the last 15 or more years. Our two sons mostly grew up here and now I enjoy giving back to Waiheke.