Born on 7th April 1943 at Ranfurly, I have lived in Central Otago all my life. Alexandra became my home in 1945. I got my primary education at St. Gerards School, going on to a secondary education at Oamaru’s St Kevin’s College.
From there I went quantity surveying in Dunedin, which is where I met Valmai Murphy. We were married in Dunedin on 1st February 1969. There are four children – Lindsay, Trevor, Maria, and Peter. I came home in 1966 and immersed myself in the family construction business, the outdoors, my family, and the community, all of which has kept me busy to this day.