Damian graduated with a first-class degree in politics before completing a master’s degree in international studies at Newcastle University, UK. After campaigning for a regional assembly, he worked for a Member of the European Parliament and Member of Parliament before entering the private sector to manage government relations. He then moved into teaching with a PGCE in Primary Education at Northumbria University, UK. Following three years of teaching in the UK, where he worked on the introduction of the new National Curriculum in a number of schools, Damian moved to Brunei, serving for four years as Head of Year 4. Damian is an avid reader who enjoys swimming, scuba diving and visiting new places.