I was appointed as a Trustee in 2013. I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1974 and undertook research and teaching posts at the Universities of Cambridge, Florida and Glasgow where I held the Chair of Veterinary Surgery. I worked for Mars Incorporated from 1993 to 2003 with my final position being Global Director of Science and Technology Platforms. In 2003 I was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University retiring in 2014. I live in Oakham with my wife Susan and both of my children attended Oakham School.