Retired Chartered Surveyor. Finished full-time career as Head of Property for South Lanarkshire Council.
Active in Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for many years. Scottish Chairman in 2000; Member of International Governing Council for 11 years until 2011; Honorary Treasurer for 7 years until 2011; Member of Management Group.
8 years as an Assessor for Investors in People Scotland.
Previously a Licentiate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and also a Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management. Now retired from both.
Has served as a Member of the Scottish Health Council and Lanarkshire Local Health Advisory Committee.