September 2021 will clock up fifty years as a professional mariner.

Senior pilot at Ports of Auckland Ltd. Previously tug master, pilot and Marine Manager.
Achieved ISO9001 and New Zealand Port & Harbour Marine Safety Code.

The early career employer was British shipping company Blue Star Line; refrigerated and container cargoes around the world.

Voluntary involvements have included President, New Zealand Maritime Pilots’ Association. National executive NZ Merchant Service Guild (union). Chairman Bayswater Marina Berth Holders. President Auckland Toastmasters. Board of Trustees chairman. Quality assurance consultant primary school sector.
Achieved Master class 1 (Foreign Going) and NZCB, certificate of business.