Jack qualified as a town planner and is now retired. Jack was formerly a managing director for Scottish Homes.
He was previously Chair of Port of Leith Housing Association and is a Board member of Persevere Developments Ltd.
He was also chief officer in housing and planning in various local authorities. He worked for the planning consultancy RPS and ran his own consultancy. He has a wide interest in the arts including; music, drama, cinema and painting. He also plays in and manages one of Edinburgh’s best covers bands and organises a number of charity and fundraising events each year.