I was born in England and immigrated to Australia with my parents in 1964, living in various locations around Melbourne until I moved with my wife and children to Queensland in 1992.
I met my lovely wife, Katrina, at a youth function in 1975 and we were married in 1977.
We are blessed with three lovely children, and four grandchildren.
I achieved Leaving Certificate standard in English, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics and Biology and have successfully completed many management and communications courses.
I come from a finance and banking background, and gained my proofreading and copy editing qualifications in 2005.