I am a Highgate resident, married to Leila with one son, and have lived in Highgate on and off since 1966. I am a lawyer by training but have had a career in financial management, mostly in London. In the course of my career I have also lived in Australia, Holland, Argentina and Venezuela. I retired as Director of Finance of the Royal Dutch Shell Group in 2001, and subsequently was chairman of the Shell Pension Fund, and of the audit committees of Lloyds of London and O2 plc. I am a member of the Highgate Society, and the immediate past president of the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution.
I see the Highgate Newtown Community Centre as a valuable community resource for a part of Highgate that needs support, and am happy to provide it with whatever assistance I can.