Originally from London, with parental roots in Ceredigion, I am married, with 2 sons and live in Aberaeron. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and regularly comment on TV and radio on military, defence, space and security matters. 

My early career was in the Army, retiring as a Major after 18 years of service, where I was responsible for strategic military planning for global intervention operations and rescues. I entered the world of business as a founder member of a start-up telecoms company. Since then, I have operated in various sectors, including business telecommunications, defence communications, high-performance computing, the law, farming and rural economy, government relations, space, and a not-for-profit member organisation. The one consistent thread in all my work is that it has been in Wales.


My responsibilities have been at a C-level and public-facing. They include functional responsibilities for Government relations, Strategy development, Inward investment, business marketing, sales, digital innovation, operations and general management. I have advised Secretaries of State and Welsh Government ministers for many years. 

Non-Executive Experience:

I am now engaged in a variety of NED and advisory roles.

  • Chair Ceredigion Council Governance and Audit Committee 2021+
  • Independent Member Ceredigion County Council Ethics and Standards Committee  2021+
  • Independent Member Welsh Language Commissioner Audit and Risk Committee 2020+
  • Member of the Wales Criminal Justice Race Independent Oversight & Advisory Panel 2023+
  • Trustee Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) 2021-22
  • Non-Executive Director Wisekids Limited 2008-2022
  • Non-Executive Director Glamorgan and Gwent Housing Association 2004-2008

I hold a Financial Times Diploma in Non-Executive Directorship.