Played local cricket. Background is in Australian Football – umpired at national level (AFL) and following retirement and a stint in rural education became AFL National Umpire Coach. Following this role, undertook work in community development and education and training. This included work for a range of sports in officiating, including the Australia Sports Commission. Became involved with Cricket Australia (CA) as member of the National Umpire High Performance Panel for 6 years.
Appointed as an Umpire Coach to the ICC in 2013 with responsibilities for Elite and International umpires in Australia, New Zealand and West Indies.
Played Minor Counties cricket for Cheshire before starting a refereeing career in Rugby League. A PE teacher, he also refereed 2 RL World Cup Finals, 4 RL Challenge Cup Finals and 2 Super League Grand Finals.
In 2002 he became Match Officials Director for the Rugby Football League and stayed in this role until 2013 setting up full time referees and developing a coaching and performance management structure.
He went on to work with many different sports and was part of Sky Sports RL commentary team. He started mentoring English Cricket Umpires before being appointed as Match Referee with the ECB. He was also Match Officials Manager for the International Rugby League.
Played cricket at school and club level before embarking on an umpiring career that spanned 24 years. Umpired 115 First Class matches and 4 One Day Internationals as well as a host of List A and T20 matches. Was actively involved in the restructuring of professional umpiring in Cricket South Africa over a 4 year period before accepting the Umpire Coach position at the ICC in November 2017. Responsibilities include Elite and International Panel Umpires in South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as Development Umpires in Africa.
Played first class cricket for well over 10 years for the Burgher Recreation Club and, on retirement, joined the Umpiring fraternity in 1983. Umpired my first Test Match in 1993 and ended up doing 11 Test and 46 One Day Internationals. Qualified as an Umpire Educator in 1994. Was actively involved with the Asian Cricket Council in developing the role of umpiring in South East Asia and the Middle East since 2002.
Retired from active umpiring in 2006 and joined the ICC as an International Umpire Coach in June 2008 and have been in the role since. Looking after Umpire development in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
A Banker by profession serving in The HSBC Bank, Sri Lanka for 25 years.