A former RAF intelligence officer, Huw served in Iraq, Afghanistan, the 2011 Libya conflict and other Middle East locations. After the RAF he worked for the HALO Trust, a Scottish humanitarian charity, removing landmines and other unexploded remnants of war in Mozambique, Afghanistan and Somalia. He recently completed an entrepreneurial business course, The Saltire Foundation Fellowship, which included study in USA and China. He now runs his own business near Cupar.
Huw was raised in East Lothian and has a family background in farming and forestry and a degree in agriculture. Huw lives in the heart or rural North East Fife and loves the countryside. Huw maintains a deep interest in international affairs and his other interests include travel and sport.