He is a former Fleet Street, London, journalist having worked at the Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Observer and The Times.
Specialising in investigations he has also worked on assignments throughout Europe, and in the United States, South America, Africa, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Africa, the South Pacific and Central Asia.
In television he has worked on documentaries for a variety of broadcasters including the ‘BBC Panorama, BBC Channel 4, World Monitor. With Kimis Zabhiyan he was the joint founder of the Observer Film Company, the film arm of the Observer newspaper and his film ‘Lord of the Golden Triangle’ filmed with opium warlord Khun Sa in the Shan States of Burma was the launch film of the company..
From Thailand from 1986 he has covered most of the major breaking stories in South East Asia, from the Asian Tsunami, to bird flu, the Bali bombings, to military coups and crime.
He is a holder of the Maurice Ludmer Memorial Award for investigations into racism and fascism.
He left Thailand in 2015 and his departure was reported by many newspapers including the Guardian, Bangkok Post, and Sydney Morning Herald. He currently lives in rural Wiltshire with his three children Annie, Matthew and Archie.