As Commercial Manager for McAlpines I managed contracts both in the UK and Africa with values in excess of £100 million. I retired in 1994 and joined Five Rivers Childcare as a consultant. I was also a Managing Director responsible for care homes and fostering services in the UK and Ireland. I have been a Justice of the Peace since 1991. My own personal experience of caring for someone is helping my wife care for her mother who suffered from vascular dementia before passing away.