BA Honours Economic and Accounting from Newcastle University 1972.

Joined Ugland Group in 1974 held various positions including deputy CEO and advisory, board member till 1988.

Established Bergshav in 1988/89. Appointed chairman, a position held till date.

Board member in various national and international companies and organisations, i.e. past chairman of DNV-GL, Intertanko Council member, North of England P&I Club, Norwegian Shipowners Association and Norwegian Hull Club executive board.