Assistant Diocesan Secretary (Finance)
Under the general direction of the Diocesan Secretary and of the Diocesan Board of Finance, to exercise oversight and control of the diocesan finances, to give professional financial advice and to undertake specific functions of a financial nature.
As a boy, I was head chorister at Cape Town Cathedral. While studying commerce and accountancy at the University of Cape Town, I also trained as a singer at the South African College of Music.
I lived in the Roman Catholic students’ residence and became the Chairman of the Catholic Students’ Society (although an Anglican). During this time, I used to do Sunday School teaching in Nyanga township outside Cape Town.
I served my articles with Deloittes in Cape Town and after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, I joined the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, first as Assistant Manager and then General Manager from 1977 until 1992, when I returned to the UK.
I was a lay clerk in the Worcester Cathedral Choir from 1992 until 2011, and I took up my present post in January 1994.
I have a daughter and two grandsons in Auckland, New Zealand, and two sons and a granddaughter in London. My wife, Lynne, is the Director of Music Performance at Malvern St James Girls School. I enjoy hiking, having done long walks such as Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk, the West Highland Way, the Wye Valley Walk and the Camino de Santiago.
I still play league table tennis and enjoy the occasional social game of tennis. My other interests include gardening (especially roses), travel, wine and music.