Born in London, Roger joined the British Diplomatic Service after studying modern languages at the University of Birmingham, England.  He has served as the British Ambassador to Peru, Angola and Sao Tomé & Principe, and Consul General in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. He was decorated by HM The Queen in 1997 for services to British diplomacy.

Both Roger and his wife, Angeles, love to travel. In the course of their diplomatic career, they worked in ten countries and have visited over 80. Roger is a life-long fan of the London soccer club, Arsenal, and in the US he has a soft spot for the Pittsburg Penguins. Now they divide their time between homes in London and Madrid, together with regular visits to their two sons and four grandchildren in Boston.