Colin was a Lt Col in the Army, the MoD's lead on strategy, cyber and strategic communications. He served on operations in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also been the CIO and Strategic lead for Transformation for the Government of Guernsey and the Strategic Development Director for a UK IT Firm. He holds two masters degrees, is a chartered engineer and was the first Guernseyman to command a Regiment on Operations since WW2. He is also a rugby referee, a keen biker, a Trustee of the RGLI Charitable Trust and the only person to win two 'Pride of Guernsey' Awards.