Geoff was born in Norwich. A BBCD committee member since 2017, he brings to the role diverse experience from the public (policing) and private sectors (management roles in exporting, marketing and trade fairs with various Plc companies). He has latterly been an entrepreneur who founded a specialist international trade fair-design, construction and events company in 1985, which he ran for almost thirty years. He has been working mainly in Europe for a worldwide clientele, including government bodies from four EC member countries. Geoff has been an active climber, mountain walker and canoeist and is interested in modern design classics, railway history and fine dining. He is married with three children and three grandchildren.