Born during WW2, I studied engineering, economics and computing science at Adelaide and ANU. Have lived in the Adelaide Hills except for a short 15 year holiday in Canberra as a Political Lobbyist. Chef de mission of Australia’s Paralympic Team to Seoul in 1988. Director of a small Adelaide-based family art publishing company best known for its Dreamtime series of books.

Once played cricket, Aussie Rules, squash and was even stupid enough to run a few marathons. Trained hard to cover my distinct lack of talent. Today it’s a very social gym.

My wife Helen Henbest and I have four children and seven grandchildren. We live in Blackwood, where we both enjoy painting – she specialises in landscapes, I do the occasional portrait.

Joined Blackwood Lions in 1984. A former Governor of Lions District 201C2, I was the inaugural Chairman of the Adelaide Hills Combined Community Clubs and Chairman of the Mitcham Hills Christmas Pageants. Apart from the privilege of chairing the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs, I am Deputy Chairman of the Lions Medical Research Foundation, Vice-President of the Blackwood Community Recreation Centre, and Chairman of the Blackwood War Memorial Hall.