Sport & Outdoor
Outdoor activities, especially competitive sport, have been an important part of my life from an early age. Skiing, 400m hurdling (US Masters level), and sailing are amongst those I actively pursue today.
I remain Honorary Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong-based trail-hiking team “Journey to the East”, participating in non-stop 100km charity hikes (supporting orphanages in southern China) along the (in)famous MacLehose Trail.
I am also a US C-Licence youth soccer coach, active for the past eight years.
Music is another medium through which I continue to develop and express my creativity. X-Direktry, the band I joined as the drummer at 15, continues today, albeit on a basis defined by school holidays.
My early participation in classical music, amongst others as percussionist in the Oxford University Wind Orchestra and reserve percussionist in the National Youth Orchestra, ensured that my spectrum of musical appreciation is uncannily broad.
Today rock and jazz drumming continues to be a passion. I am the proud owner of a fantastic, custom-made set of Bison drums.
The creation of, and experimentation with food has become almost a crusade.....to counter the British food stereotype. To this end I spent a week studying under Michelin-starred Patrick Chabert and Michel Coatrieux (ex Le Francais, Wheeling, IL) .....and my guests continue to reap the benefits! Currently experimenting with British-Swabian fusion food.