Born Tunbridge Wells April 1945. Skinners School then Imperial College, London (BSc Chemistry). Postgraduate research (which involved learning to program) then career in computing, mostly with Post Office / BT, but finally with SMMT, responsible for database of UK vehicle registrations. Married (1970) to Margaret; moved to Fittleworth 1999. Daughter and son both living with partners in south east London, each with two sons. Chair of Parish Council since May 2011.