I grew up on a farm in Rangitikei, New Zealand. I could back a trailer at nine years of age, and de-horn a bull at twelve, but farming wasn't for me.
I spent my twenties and thirties as a professional rugby player and coach in New Zealand, England and Ireland. I played for the Irish national rugby team for four years, and I competed at two Rugby World Cups. I also worked as a specialist coach with the New Zealand All Blacks for three years.
Following my rugby career I graduated from The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, and I worked in various creative and management roles in advertising agencies for ten years. I have been involved in high-performance teams all my professional life, and the team culture at Ray White Lower North Shore fits with me perfectly.
I have a very supportive wife and three adult children. I like to keep fit. I've run eight (very slow) marathons in the past twelve years, and I have a few left in me still.
I'm a naturally competitive person. I have a keen sense of design, a great eye for detail and I thoroughly enjoy helping my wonderful clients buy and sell real estate.