From an early age I had always enjoyed working on my dad's racing cars so when I left school in 1988 without particularly good exam results I decided to pursue my interest in engineering.
After studying for a BTEC First in Mechanical Engineering and an EITB certificate in machining skills I worked as a toolmaker while completing a BTEC ONC mechanical engineering course at Hertford Regional College.
After completing the HND in Automotive engineering at Coventry University in 1995 I started working for Xtrac motorsport transmissions as a Design Engineer.
I left Xtrac in 1999 to work for Ray Mallock Ltd. My first project at RML was to design a 2 litre sports racing car, which won every race in its first season. I later became involved in he design of the Saleen S7 GTS Le Mans car, and the Corsa rally car for Opel.
In 2003 I began working for Jaguar F1 Racing/Red Bull Racing as a Transmission Design Engineer, but after a few years decided Formula 1 was not for me so I left and moved to the west coast of Ireland with my wife and daughter.
Following the move I applied for a job with Visioneering and John Piper designing the JCB Dieselmax land speed record car. Since then I have worked as a freelance design engineer on many fascinating projects for companies large and small.