Clive is a Chartered Accountant who trained in London before moving to the West Country in 1984. He has worked for firms of varying sizes and now runs his own business dealing with accounts and tax issues for a wide range of small owner-managed businesses.
Clive started playing snooker regularly in the mid-1980s when a new club opened in Yeovil, and was persuaded to undertake his class 3 snooker referee’s exam in 1990 and billiards in 1991. After regularly officiating at club, county and national events, including invitation pro events, pro exhibitions and wheelchair events, he progressed through the ranks to become a tutor and examiner.
In 1999 Clive was asked to step in for Leo Scullion to act as Tournament Director (TD) for the DSE National Snooker Championships for the Disabled. DSE liked him so much that they invited back every year until they ceased staging the event in 2011. In 2013 Clive, with the help of Tim Squires and Moray Dolan organised an unofficial championship at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester, and was instrumental in pushing WPBSA to assist in setting up a new organisation to take responsibility for developing snooker for the disabled.
Clive volunteered his services to the English Association of Snooker and Billiards (EASB) in early 2006 and was invited to join the Board that summer, and soon found himself as Chairman. EASB has now gained a sound financial standing and organises a wide range of top quality tournaments for amateur players in England. After a two-year break he returned to the Board in 2013 as Director for Finance and in summer 2015 also took on the role of Director for Competitions.
In 2007 Clive started to TD events for EASB and now spends many of his weekends running events around the country, for the EASB, WLBS, WDBS and SWSA, including the largest charity pro-am in the world at SWSA in Gloucester each summer.