Born in Esk, Qld, and lucky to have very supportive parents. Grew up in Bundaberg, attended Teachers’ College and taught primary classes in regional and country towns of Qld for 20 years.

Became an Ampol fuel distributor in Warwick for 8 years and then owned a sheet-metal workshop to now.
Married to Elaine for 46 years with two sons, a daughter and 6 young grandchildren.

I child-mind occasionally, play golf regularly but poorly, and have been on the Akooramak board for 21 years.