Scholarship to St Peter's School York
Passed Part 1 Final English Literature at the University of East Anglia (1968) obtaining a First.
Obtained first place in the ICAEW intermediate exemption examination (1969).
Qualified first time as an ICAEW associate (ACA) member (1974) and became an FCA (1980); resigned from the ICAEW after over 40 years’ membership in January 2016.
Qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (1994) and resigned in January 2016.
Qualified as a member of The Association of Corporate Treasurers (1995).
Registered as a “Director” at various times with the SFA, IMRO, PIA, MOF (Japan), SEC (HK), SEC (USA) and/or the Bank of England.