I was born in New Delhi in 1969 where my father had been posted by the British Council. A move to Madrid in 1970 was followed by our return to the UK in the 1973. I was educated predominantly in the state sector though I spent a few years in a boys' prep school and also attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior Department for several years.

I studied Medicine at Guy's Hospital Medical School; realising that Medicine wasn't for me I chose to work in restaurants.

I managed a number of high-profile restaurants, including: The River Cafe, Alastair Little and St John's Restaurant in Clerkenwell. I was also responsible for setting up the systems and working practices at Wine Wharf in Vinopolis and The Harrington Club.

In 2002 I moved out of restaurants and joined the Development Office at King's College School, Wimbledon. I worked there for seven years and undertook a number of activities, including; fundraising, organising and delivering a re-brand of the school, building a number of web sites for the school and it's associated entities, producing marketing materials and overseeing the production of the prospectus, training staff to gain their European Computer Driving License and working with alumni and parent groups.

During this time I was also a committee member of AROPS (The Association of Representatives of Old Pupils; Societies) and latterly I was their administrator.

I have been self-employed since 2009, building web sites and providing IT training and helping people solve their computer problems.

I live in Worcester Park with Ffern, my lurcher.