Sherborne, Millfield, and Cambridge (Downing College): MA in Law, LLB postgraduate degree in Law;
Continental Bank Trainee Programme 1983 (MBA style credit analysis course) and various SFA Corporate Finance modules.
Qualified solicitor 1980 with Lovell White and King, now "Hogan Lovells".
1999-2005 BBC Strategy and Distribution
Head of Commercial and Legal Affairs managing the BBC's legal, contractual and commercial relationships with third parties and external legal counsel (including Linklaters and Field Fisher Waterhouse) media companies, cable companies (ntl Telewest and Omne), Digital Satelite (BSkyB) and Digital Terrestrial TV (now Freeview), and internet content distribution partnerships for the web and broadband principally for BBC News Online.
Procurement work. Tender panel work.
Instructing counsel on contractual situations.
Senior management position within a department of around 20 with a budget of Stg 140 million.
1990-1999 Principal partner/director of a professional consulting partnership,
providing corporate finance and commercial professional advisory services to smaller UK companies, and merging with "Thesis" the investment management subsidiary of prominent regional Solicitors Thomas Eggar (Sussex).
Previously Kleinwort Benson Limited International Investment Banking in the City,
initially training with Continental Bank of Chicago (then the sixth biggest US bank) and subsequently with Kleinwort Benson, as senior account executive within the international corporate finance division of this major UK merchant bank.
IMG In-house legal counsel to Mark H McCormack's International Management Group European office in central London and subsequently responsible for relationships within private sports celebrity client sector.
Various licensing work, including assisting with the commercial licensing arrangements for the Pope's visit to the UK in 1983.
Lovell White & King Qualified as a solicitor with Lovell White & King commercial solicitors in the City of London