Appointed Chairman of the Malaghan Institute Trust Board in 1990. Commenced employment at General Foods Corp in 1967, and was appointed General Manager of Refrigerated Freight lines in 1970, acquiring the company in 1987. Was founding Chairman of Tasman Express Line and a member of the LTSA for six years. In 2009 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Victoria University of Wellington for his key role in rebuilding the Malaghan Institute into the largest independent medical research organisation in New Zealand. Received the Sir Bob Owens award in 2010 for contributions to the transport, logistics industries and the community. Current directorships include several private companies.