After graduating with Honours in Chemistry, I started my work with Coates Brothers in their packaging coatings division. My career has taken me from coating development through technical service into export sales and business management. In 1987 I moved to Belgium and subsequently became responsible for establishing subsidiary companies in France and Germany.
After the acquisition of this business by the US Valspar Corporation I took on several roles as Business Director responsible for different segments. From 2004 to 2007 I lived in Vienna with responsibility for the largest part of the European sales - those to Germany, Austria, Central Europe, the former soviet countries and the Middle East.
In 2008 I returned to Belgium and became involved starting up a business in The Netherlands, Diostyl Coatings which has steadily grown in the field of can coatings by focussing on a direct and personalised approach to provide customised products for its customers.
My business interests are particularly in the field of export sales and chemistry.