I became a Financial Adviser in January 1985. Prior to that I spent three years in London and travelling on my OE, and before that seven years as an accountant with Feltex. I have enjoyed my role in bringing financial security to my clients and helping them to achieve their goals. We all know a sound risk programme to protect personal and business assets is vital. As an accountant I take a special interest in business insurance arrangements. I value greatly the friendships I have made over the years and the interesting people I have met. I live on Auckland’s North Shore with my wife Pamela (who is a Financial Adviser), a daughter and a son. I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Birkenhead for many years and enjoy community service. I also enjoy the odd round of golf, fishing, wine appreciation and travel.