I retired early in 2012 after a career with international engineering and manufacturing companies. Now that I have time I am keen to give something back. I have very fond memories of my time at University of Birmingham in the early 1970s and especially of the Guild where I became one of only two sabbatical officers during the academic year 1974-5.
On leaving University I eventually found my niche in technical sales and had a number of business development jobs, with increasingly international focus. I was fortunate to be able to work and live abroad on a number of assignments during the nineties and subsequently my general management responsibilities have been for business operations in many countries.
About 15 years ago I was persuaded as a non-engineer to become involved in promoting Engineering careers to young people and I currently Chair Young Engineers, a national charity providing STEM enrichment activities.
I currently live in Shropshire with my wife and have two adult children, neither of whom was I able to persuade to come to University of Birmingham.