Raised on a family farm in the South West of England.
Gained BSc Honours in Biochemistry & Physiology from the University of Sheffield.
PhD on amino acid metabolism of the rabbit at Reading University.
Post Doctoral studies on mammary gland metabolism in mouse at the University of Birmingham.
Joined the animal feed industry in the specialist area of premix manufacture in 1984.
Co-founded Premier Nutrition in 1991, which is now part of AB Agri Limited and supplements about 6 million tonnes of animal food. Approximately quarter is supplied to companion species.
Technical Director of Premier Nutrition with a Nutrition consultancy role in the companion and petfood sector, where we supply premixes across Europe. Many international and regional petfood companies use our expertise to improve and develop new products.
Phytate is not considered to be important in my nutrition sector, but as we react to changing political and social pressures of a sustainable future we will need to review this.