I truly enjoy accounting, but I also appreciate my leisure and family time. I really enjoy being a grandparent and love spending time with my two young grandchildren. Thanks to having Fridays off in the summer, I get to spend even more time with the girls during their summer vacation from school! I also am passionate about soccer; I used to play for a number of years, but I have now retired from the sport and enjoy watching soccer games on TV. My favourite soccer team is Arsenal, of the English Premier League.
What’s important inside your community? Are you part of any organizations?
I’m involved with my church, including meeting with a group of recent immigrants there and attending monthly potlucks. I really enjoy meeting new Canadians, and people in general. Having lived in different countries, I appreciate other cultures and enjoy all kinds of international food. I also volunteer some time to read books to grade two and three classes at a local elementary school. Working part-time at RLB has given me the opportunity to devote more time to these organizations (as well as to my grandchildren!).
What do you feel have been the most important successes in your life?
My biggest accomplishment in life is marrying my wife; we met in Asia (Nepal) while on short-term mission contracts and we got married in Kathmandu in 1982. After we returned to England we had twin boys!
Choosing accounting is my second greatest success. I’ve been in accounting for all of my working life, having joined a firm in London, England straight from high school.
If you could be a superhero or have a superpower, what would it be?
The power of healing people, physically and mentally.
What are your favourite hobbies, sports team, and/or food?
I have a bike and love to cycle wherever I can; in fact, sometimes I cycle to work! A fun fact about me is that I’ve worked across the world: United Kingdom, Tanzania, Kenya, Nepal (where I met my wife), and finally in Canada after we moved here in 1991 (my wife is Canadian).