Ron served in the Royal Air Force until 1992, in both command and staff appointments in the UK and overseas and retired as a wing commander.
After leaving the RAF, Ron held a number of senior posts in both the Public and private sectors including Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Health Authority and Chief Executive of 9 Gough Square, one of the largest barristers’ chambers in England.
Ron is also a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Directors. He is a Chartered Director.
Ron attended the University of Edinburgh and graduated in 1976 with an MA with joint honours in politics and modern history; he also has an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge (Queens’ College) and an MBA from Kingston University Business School.