Over the last 40 years or so, I have worked in the Banking/Financial Services, Motor/Auto Retail, Education, Training, Science and Technology Sectors.
My qualifications, include a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. I'm also a Graduate of the Institute of Export.
I gained my practical experience by working as Corporate Finance Specialist, a Marketing Manager, a College and University Lecturer, a Senior/Chief Examiner and as the General Manager of a Science Park.
I established my International Training, Authoring and Consultancy business in 1998.
However, after a considerable amount of thought I recently decided it was time to retire from my role as an international training consultant. While I will no doubt miss certain aspects of the work, I am excited about being able to devote all my time to my family and my other passions including writing and playing the guitar.
For the last 5 years I have spent most of my time researching and writing about Fender Anniversary Model Stratocasters. My passion for Fender guitars has taken over my life and in August 2016, I was lucky enough to visit the Fender Custom Shop and factory with my wife.
We were given a wonderful personal tour by master builder Greg Fessler, who also presented me with a pickguard signed by the master builders and Josefina. All the Fender folks we met were so kind and we enjoyed spending some quality time with a number of them during our 3 week road trip to Southern California and Nevada.
I spent 5 years researching and writing my Anniversary Strat book which was published in April 2019. I'm delighted to report the book has received glowing reviews from Fender folks and readers alike, and is selling literally all over the world!