Born in Jan 1966 in Hannover, Germany as a result of my father being stationed abroad whilst serving in the Army. I spent the next 16 years experiencing the churn and social diversity of a service child moving around the world.
I then joined the Army aged 16 at the Army Apprentices College in Chepstow and completed my Apprenticeship as a welder fabricator. I developed these skills over the years and eventually reached the peak in this field and qualified as a coded specialist welder. I was also lucky enough to be selected to train the potential future specialist welders of the Royal Engineers, at the Royal School of military Engineering and pass on the experience and skills I had established on the job. During my career in the Army I experienced many different working settings within the Royal Engineers in employment rolls which included Combat, Air Mobile, Air Support, Amphibious, Armoured and Air Assault in different operational environments around the world.
My career spanned nearly 30 years, culminating in my last job as the Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) of the Brigade Recruiting Advisory Team responsible for the preparation and delivery of training, monitoring recruiting standards and MIS support to the regional recruiting framework across Wales.
On retirement from full-time military service in 2011, I was delighted to be employed at MPCT and over the next 10 years, have enjoyed the challenges of building, developing and forging the commercial and professional relationships between MPCT and our current partners. In 2019, I joined the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and as the Director of Partnership Development, I am responsible for the maintenance and development of strategic collaboration, engagement, and opportunities with the existing and future partners of MPCT. I also currently actively represent our Charitable Trust (The MLT) as one of the Trustees.
My interests are Golf, Rugby and I continue to play, coach and referee in squash which has been my main focus of sporting success over the years. I am currently one of the National Referees who have the honour to represent Wales as an official at World and European Squash events.
I have been married to Karen since 1992 and we are the very proud parents of Rhianydd, Alys and Bertie (the Cockapoo).