Geoff is a retired Member of the Institute of Risk Management and the Business Continuity Institute, London, with working experience in twenty-three countries (Australia, Belgium, China, Dubai, Eire, England, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Kuwait; Luxembourg, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand) often in dangerous and/or challenging environments. Assignments have ranged from international financial organisations to national governments and security agencies.
For more than thirty years, Geoff was a UK qualified private pilot of both single and twin-engined aircraft, amassing hundreds of hours flying both modern and vintage aircraft, with thirty-three aircraft types in his log book, including several ex-RAF marques.
A life-long interest in the seventeenth century led to the amassing of a substantial library on the subject, including a number of antique books dating from the period. The inclusion of the complete eleven volume edition of Samuel Pepys’ diary by Latham and Matthews led to the creation of ‘The Dark Side of Samuel Pepys’.
Geoff is a member of the ‘Samuel Pepys Club’, an organisation founded in 1903 and with an eclectic membership drawn from all walks of life and backgrounds, but sharing a common and genuine interest in all matters Pepysian. Membership is limited to a maximum of 140 and includes the current holders of offices once held by Pepys or of establishments attended by him.
Now retired with his wife to the English countryside, Geoff was for several years a Parish Councillor and is now kept busy writing, singing in two male voice choirs, compering concerts, growing fruit and vegetables, driving his 1937 Morgan sports car and doting on his five grandchildren and four step grandchildren.