He was awarded 1st Class Honours in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University and worked in the petroleum industry in Canada. He researched alternative systems of government at Imperial College, London. He emigrated to Australia and was employed in mining development. At age 40 he became a high school science teacher and wrote a textbook that was published.
He is divorced from two marriages, with children and grandchildren.
Since 2013, his main occupation has been writing fiction novels. His speculative fiction novel The Grass Is Always Browner was published in 2011, his general fiction novel Love Straddle in 2014, crime fiction novel Presumed Dead in 2018 and satirical fiction novel Short of Love in 2019. He is writing a fiction novel about a marathon runner and a satire about totalitarian governments and climate science.
He reads, writes letters, plays the guitar, watches movies, discusses philosophical ideas, interprets government planning and discusses current issues.