I was born and raised on the family farm in Derbyshire. I moved to Suffolk in 1982 and joined forces with a well-known farming insurer, becoming a senior partner in 2001 and remained in the partnership until 2012. I Qualified as a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute as an Associate in 1985 and became a Chartered Insurance Practitioner in 1995.
I am involved in my family woodland and timber business along with my role as an Independent Governor for Easton Otley College where I serve as Audit & Risk Committee Chair.
I specialise in our agricultural and estate account management, and I have significant experience in managing food processing risks and associated businesses.