Danny originally studied Engineering at UMIST, but changed direction when joining the R.A.F. as a pilot for a short service commission.
Afterwards Danny took a position as a trainee with Unilever and went as a buyer to a subsidiary of United Africa Company, spending some time in West Africa. When he returned he entered the world of foodservice equipment as a marketing manager and subsequently director of a Thorn EMI company. Danny became Vice President of an American company, part of Alco Standard, still in foodservice.
Danny's final years before retirement were as a director of an importer of Italian equipment.
During his career he became Chairman of Catering Equipment Suppliers Association.
Through membership of Rotary, he became involved with the Princes Trust where he was a Regional Board member and the local prison where he is involved in many resettlement programmes. From there to Herts Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders where he is Treasurer and Trustee.
Danny has always been interested in education and has been Chair of Governors of two schools. He came to the fine arts some 10 years ago and was Chairman of Ashridge DFAS.
Danny is married to Barbara and has two children and seven grandchildren.