Currently the Curator Living Collection, RBGE. Previously Curator of Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles, and Garden Supervisor at Logan Botanic Garden, Head Gardener Castle Kennedy Gardens, Assistant Head Gardener Brodick Castle Garden, spent a year at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania. Studied at Threave Gardens and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and started his career at Branklyn Garden Perth.
Involved in RBGE’s contribution to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) Target 8 project work in Scotland and has undertaken fieldwork in China, Japan, Korea, and Nepal the latter as part of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Darwin project in Nepal.
Member of the Plant Network Board, the RHS Bursaries Committee, the RHS Woody Plant Committee, the National Tree Collections of Scotland steering group, the UK Plant Collections Working Group and the Forestry Commission’s Westonbirt and Bedgebury Advisory Committee. Currently President of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.