Elected to the House of Keys for the first time just over a year ago I am again standing as an independent candidate. Aged 63 and married to Joan, I have two children and five grandsons. I retired in 2005 as Managing Director, Company Secretary and Registrar of Sefton Hotel Plc after a 35 year career in tourism.
At various times I was concurrently a director of the Manx Housing Trust which was dedicated to assisting those with particular housing difficulties, a member of the Isle of Man Hospital Administration Committee, a member of the Tourism Marketing Partnership, founding managing director of an incoming direct sell tour operator, a director of an IT company and a member of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee.
I am currently a director of the Charity Kemmyrk and a member of the Douglas Regeneration Committee, a member of the Institute of Hospitality and a member of the Positive Action Group. I was schooled in a catholic seminary and as a young man served in the British Army in Libya, Cyprus, Germany, England and Norway. If re-elected I would accept a government post if offered.