Chief executive of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch trust since 1992.

Thirty-year career in the NHS.

Began his health service career in Sheffield as an administrative trainee in 1960s. Worked at Rotherham General Hospital from 1978 until 1985 and was a unit general manager at Royal Bournemouth Hospital from 1985 to 1992.

Member of NHS Workforce of the Future working party.

Chair of South and West management development forum.

Particular interest in management development and education: was chair of Trent regional educational committee and is currently on the IHSM award board for managing health services and the IHSM's Open University examination board for the NHS.

Aged 50, married with two children; Sheffield United supporter.