In 1967 Roger graduated from the University of Nottingham with an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Rolls Royce at Shrewsbury and then in 1977 Hunting Engineering Limited where he later became Production Director. On the acquisition of Irving Aerospace by Hunting Roger was appointed as the group Managing Director responsible for locations in the USA, Canada, Italy and the UK.
Roger is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and in 1998 he became a Director of Hunting plc, Chief Executive of Hunting Defence and Chairman of Hunting Contract Services and Hunting Technical Support. He was Chairman of Bedford Technical College for five years until 2013 and is currently the Chairman of Pera International.