* BSc (Chemistry) – University of Wales 1971

* MA (Accounting and Finance) – University of Lancaster 1977

* Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants

* Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

* Postgraduate study in operational research and quantitative methods

2007- - Professor of Business Performance at Nottingham Business School
Undertakes undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research and consultancy

2006-07 - Office for Public Management
Senior Fellow in this niche public sector consulting firm working for a wide range of public sector clients. Also contributing to the research activities of the related public interest research group

1990-2006 - KPMG - Principal Consultant then Director
Senior member of the consulting practice of this “big 6”  firm working for  public and private sector clients in  the health industry.

1987-90 - Health Promotion Wales - Director of Strategy and Resources
Responsible for setting up financial and human resource functions in this government agency, preparation of its first strategic plan and for strategic liaison with a range of statutory and non-statutory organisations throughout Wales.

1984-87 - Coopers & Lybrand - Consultant then Senior Consultant
Employed in the consulting group delivering consultancy services to a wide range of public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas. Role involved constant liaison with senior executives and non-executive board members of various public sector organisations.

1981-84 - University of Wolverhampton - Senior and then principal lecturer in the School of Business and Management 
Lecturer and course leader on a number of under-graduate, post-graduate and professional courses. Also supervisor of two major funded research projects. Represented the School on various university committees including academic board, faculty board and chair of faculty research committee.

1979-81 - Birmingham Health Authority - Assistant Director of Finance
This was a third tier post in one of the largest public sector organisations in the country. Post involved responsibility for the development of integrated financial information systems in an organisation with financial resources of several hundred millions of pounds. Also for the provision  of advice on the financial and economic implications of proposed service developments some of which involved large scale capital expenditure.

1977-79 - University of Warwick Business School - Research Fellow and then Lecturer 
In this post I was involved in the conduct of a major funded  research project for the Royal Commission on the NHS. Subsequently I taught on various courses at the business school and also conducted further research on a comparative study of the definition, financing and accounting for capital expenditure in the public sector.

1974-76 - South Wales Electricity - Chief Management Accountant
In this post was responsible for the provision of financial information throughout this large organisation and for the evaluation of major capital projects. Also I was heavily involved in the development of new and integrated financial systems in the organisation.

1971-74 - Mid-Glamorgan County Council - Accountancy Assistant and later Senior Accountant
I held several posts in the finance department of this large local authority concerned with financial management and internal audit. Responsibilities included financial advice relating to education and emergency services, fund management, accounts closure etc.