Since retirement as Deputy Chairman and Director General of the Inland Revenue responsible for the department’s UK operations, Geoff has held non-executive roles with the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Bank of England and several other government departments.
In Devon, he has held a number of trusteeships of charities and other organisations, currently including Exeter Cathedral, as chair of the Council for the Cathedral where he is a Lay Canon, and the Devon County Show where he is a Chief Steward. As a Deputy Lieutenant, he supports the Lord Lieutenant in raising the profile of national honours for deserving people in the county.
Geoff lives in Exmouth with his wife, Sylvia. They have two children and three grandchildren. His passions, apart from his family, include golf and supporting the Exeter Chiefs.