started his career as a teacher in a state school in the UK. He then moved to North Italy to teach English there. He worked for many years for Bell Educational Services as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager as well as working in sales and marketing and on overseas projects. He retains a keen interest in teacher training and has contributed to the Bell Teacher Campus in Cambridge. He is an author of teaching materials (Heinemann Integrated Skills and Move, published by MacMillan) and is also a DELTA assessor. He has been an EAQUALS inspector for several years.