Les was a pharmacist and photographic retailer and distributor in Salisbury Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) before coming to Australia in December 1978.
He served on the Pharmaceutical Society of Rhodesia’s Council and was vice-president when he left.
In Australia he set up the Australian Photographic Industry Association’s Council whilst employed by the Sydney Chamber of Commerce… spent three years in wholesale distribution, minilab management and as a professional photographer before taking the post as the Director of the then newly established Photo Marketing Association International’s Australian Division - which incorporated the PDA (Photographic Dealers’ Association).
Les held the post for 18 years before retiring in 2003 and is at present a consultant, writer and editor for the Association.
Together with leading pharmacists in the minilab field he helped set up the PMA Pharmacy Group at the end of 2002 of which there are currently around 150 members.
The group has held meetings at the annual PMA conventions.
Les was formally inducted as a member of the general division of the Order of Australia or AM in the recent Queens Birthday Honours list ‘for his outstanding contribution to the Australian Photographic Industry.”