In 2013 my wife and I formally started to execute on a long held plan of retirement to Cumbria with the purchase of a lodge on the outskirts of Keswick. We had spent many family holidays and long weekends in Cumbria over the last 25 years and had long held the desire to eventually retire to Keswick. We expect this plan to take a few years but our responsibilities to our daughters are gradually diminishing as one has completed her university education and is now entering the world of work whilst our younger daughter is studying for her degree. Consequently, we now spend our weekends and holidays in our Keswick home and our working week based out of the family home in Leicestershire.
Since completing an undergraduate and postgraduate engineering education I have spent most of my career working for an American multi-national. I am president of a $500M division with business predominantly in Europe and the Middle East. Although now having general manager responsibilities and therefore full commercial responsibility my career was built in operations with a focus on global supply chains. My experience encompasses strategic planning, operations, financial performance management, relationship management and business development. In 2023, I became Chair of Trustees for the Lake District Calvert Trust.