American-born and a resident of the UK for over 25 years.  BA Degree in History from Boston University and MBA from Wharton.  Extensive experience in international banking and finance, particularly in the Middle East.  Currently focussed on corporate and financial institution restructuring.  Outside interests include white-water canoeing, SCUBA and skiing.  Governor of Smallwood Primary School and Language Unit, Tooting, London. Married with children; two of whom have special learning needs, both benefitted from the KIDS Lady Allen Playground.  Lives in Wandsworth, London