During his military career, he was the senior policy lead negotiating the shared objectives for the Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG), a geospatial intelligence burden-sharing collaboration between the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. He provided governance and technical advice at ministerial level for the UK Hydrographic Office, represented MoD with respect to the Met Office inter-governmental Strategy Group, the National Aeronautical Information System within the Civil Aviation Authority and was the UK Board member to the EU Satellite Centre.

During the first part of his naval career as an IHO Cat A Charge Hydrographer he commanded three warships, HMSML GLEANER, HMS QUORN and HMS ECHO. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists, a Chartered Marine Scientist and Younger Brother of Trinity House.