Commissioned into the Royal Marines from school Clive served for 5 years before leaving to join the Sultan's Armed Forces where he was engaged in active service during the Dhofar War. After 10 years distinguished service with SAFR he returned to the UK to pursue a commercial career in sales with proctor & Gamble before joining Rentokil as a Branch Manager.
An Executibe Board member of Rentokil since 1998, Clive retired in 2006, after 16 years with the compnay where he had accountability for a Sector with turnover in axcess of £1 billion employing 65,000 people in 29 business units across 14 countries.
At Rentokil Initial he was predominately responsible for the Security and Facilities Management streams in the company; security represented both manned guarding and electronic security covering the UK, France, Netherlands, Canada and the USA. Facilities Management was mainly cleaning, catering, hospital services and hygiene.
In September 2007 Clive joined the board of Corps Security as a non-executive director, he stepped down as Chairman in 2012 to concentrate on other business interests including the successful disposal of his founding shareholder stake in PeoplePlanner Ltd. Clive re-joined the Corps Security board in September 2014 and was re-elected Chairman.