Having left Scotch in 1975, I studied Pharmacy and began working at Pharmacy 777 in January 1977.
I am still involved with the Pharmacy 777 Group in a Director's role and Pharmacy Ownership at Applecross, Karratha and Port Hedland. I'm honoured to share this ownership with some very capable and enthusiastic younger Pharmacy Owners who run the day to day operations.
I married Sue in my final year of qualifying and have now been married for over 35 years, with three adult children; Amy, a primary teacher; Andrew who is a Pharmacist and married to Ife, another Pharmacist, and Tim, an accountant who recently moved to Sydney with his partner, Yasmin.
After earlier years of establishing my career and businesses, I became involved with Ironman Triathlons completing 8 Ironman events, competing in New Zealand, Hawaii and Busselton. After a decade of this self indulgence, and with an understanding wife I have managed to reduce my sporting pursuits to Marathons, taking each year, one at a time. Recent success includes:
2011 Uluru Half Marathon 3rd Overall
2013 Uluru Marathon 3rd Overall
2015 Perth Marathon 2nd in Age Group
2015 Airport Marathon Queensland 1st in Age Group
2015 Perth City to Surf Half Marathon 3rd in Age Group
We have been well travelled for holidays as a family, though this takes more juggling now as our children are finding their own way. Sue and I have several holidays already planned and many more places to visit in the next few years. I have taken up SCUBA in recent years travelling to Maldives and Galapagos enjoying some of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. Snow skiing will always remain a challenge whilst my knees can still hold me, having recently returned from French Alps. Despite our travels we still love returning regularly to Dirk Hartog Island in Shark Bay for the fishing, snorkelling and fine eco-hospitality. Busselton is also our home away from home. With long standing business partners who indulge my life-plans, retirement is still some time in the future.