Headmaster, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh since 1998; previously, Teacher of English and Housemaster of Army House, Bradfield School, Berkshire, 91-98 and Teacher of English and Religious Studies, Worksop College, 83-91. Born and brought up in Kenya; attended Kenton College Prep; Aldenham School, Elstree and University of Manchester reading English, Theology and Biblical Studies. Currently, a Governor of Ardvreck Prep School, Perthshire and Board Member of Laidlaw Schools’ Trust (Excelsior Academy and Atkinson Road Primary Academy, Newcastle).
Married to Barbara with three grown up children. In his younger days, he was a county squash, tennis and hockey player, but following removal of a pelvic tumour in 2009, he now enjoys a less active lifestyle swimming only 50 lengths a day!