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I was born in Bristol, England on 15th April, 1947

My family moved from England to Southern Rhodesia in 1957

I attended Mt Pleasant Boys’ High School until 1965.

I started working in banking and then for an electrical wholesaler in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana and Zambia.

It was in Zambia that I met my wife, Pam who was on a nursing contract from U.K.

Our family which now included two young children moved to Johannesburg in 1980. We arrived with Z$1000, lots of enthusiasm and a 10 year old Mercedes 280SE. We were not permitted to bring our new cars out of Zimbabwe.

I then worked for the Barlow’s Manufacturing Co until 1988 as Export Manager.

When I left Barlow’s, Pam and I formed our own export company.

I flew our own pressurised turbo twin and Lear 24D jet into Africa for the company and the offices and warehouse in South Africa’s first commercial park provides rental income for our retirement.

I joined the Rotary Club of Jeffreys Bay in June 2005 and moved to Kwa Zulu Natal 2011 and joined the Rotary Club of Hibiscus Coast.
I think that’s about it!

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