Damian is the Governor for Wales and Rest of England. He is a nurse by training having worked in cancer care since training in London in the 1980s. In that time he worked as a nurse and manager at The Christie mainly in the field of haematology and chemotherapy practice.

Whilst at The Christie he spent 2 years on secondment as the lead nurse for the newly opened cancer centre in Preston. These days he now lives and works in North Wales where he still works in the cancer arena. As the Director of the North Wales Cancer Network he not only oversees the provision of cancer care but also aids commissioning of cancer services for his population and this of course includes The Christie.

All of his three children were born whilst he worked at The Christie and now all grown up they remain in South Manchester - they draw him back frequently to the city as does his empathy for his fellow supporters of the once great Stockport County.