Born in North Adelaide, South Australia, 22 May 1946.
Botanist, State Herbarium of South Australia (AD) (1972); Curator, Cheeseman Herbarium (AK) (1972-1978); foundation Curator, Tasmanian Herbarium (HO) (1978-1992); Editor/Executive Editor, Flora of Australia (1992-1998), Director, ABRS Flora Section (1998-). Main research interests in Rosaceae, Haloragaceae, Asteraceae, Rubiaceae. Collections mainly in AD (pre-1972), AK (New Zealand, some Australia) and HO (Tasmania), but duplicates widely distributed.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]