I qualified as a teacher in the early 1970s and taught in the UK state system for nearly ten years. I subsequently moved overseas and into the management of education, dealing with a variety of secondary and tertiary institutes including schools, universities, military training colleges and vocational education providers, in both the public and private sectors.
I took a UK M.Sc. degree in Applied Linguistics in the mid 1980s, a US Doctorate in the early 90s, and have presented papers on subjects as diverse as teacher training, online learning and modern assessment methodologies at various prestigious conferences around the world. In 2015 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
In the 1990s, I developed TESOL teacher training programmes for Aston University and later worked closely with the Universities of Leeds and Southampton in the UK, as well as the Education Division of the RAND Corporation in the USA. I have been employed by the British Council, British Aerospace and ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE, the Centre for British Teachers in Oman and Qatar and was Regional Business Manager for the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the Eastern Mediterranean.
I retired from full-time education in 2018 after serving for five years as Headmaster of KYUEM, a prestigious pre-university college in Malaysia. My wife and I live in Cyprus, which has been our permanent home for more than 25 years.
I now devote time to providing teacher training and development courses, online learning and various forms of educational consultancy.