Colin read psychology at Aberdeen University. He trained as a chartered accountant, becoming a senior manager with PwC. During his early career, he enjoyed a secondment to manage a leprosy rehabilitation project for TEAR Fund in Kathmandu. Returning to the UK he applied his knowledge as a Finance Director at The Frizzell Group. In 1999, Colin joined Farley & Thompson, becoming the Managing Partner shortly afterwards. During the past 20 years, he has supported the traditional values Farley & Thompson has always espoused, while championing a programme of measured but continuing service improvement through innovative technology.
Colin is passionate about reducing social exclusion, and was for ten years Honorary Treasurer of Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA). He is married with a growing family, is involved with his local church, and hopes to do more travelling as opportunities afford.