I am married to Jo and I have four gorgeous children.
I was born and brought up in London.
I am a retired Metropolitan Police officer with over 35 years experience. Since 1983 I have been as a pool lifeguard and in 2001 I became a trainer assessor for the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS). I have been delivering National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) training at Mill Hill School Sports Centre, Canons Sports Centre, Highgate School Sports Centre and Watford Grammar School for Girls. I am also a trainer assessor with the RLSS for first aid, Lifesaving and Open Water.
As a qualified swimming teacher with both the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) and I have run my own swimming teaching company. I also teach swimming at Everyone Active – Woodside, David Lloyd – Bushey, Excel Swim and Swim World part time.
I have been teaching first aid for over 15 years and have run numerous EFAW and FAW courses. Our 2hr CPR-Life Support Skills course is endorsed at Brunel University London.
In 2013 I achieved Qualified Teacher Learning Skills (QTLS) status with the Institute for Learning (IfL) and I am a member of the Society for Education and Training.
I have also trained the first aid module for the ‘Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC). DCPC training is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) and PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) drivers. DCPC Training is mandatory. This training is an EU directive. Professional drivers who drive commercially, whose vehicles weigh over 3.5 tons are required to complete a 35 hr training programme every 5 years to be compliant.