school days at Campion Geoff excelled at
most sports, playing badminton for both Northamptonshire & England
for several years. Some of his peers still
represent England today. Whilst at Campion
he began his strong and enduring friendship
with Steve Wormleighton, even though he was
from a rival school, spending many a sad
night fishing with Steve in the rain! During
his mid-teens his popularity grew, particularly
with the opposite sex, he sent many girls
hearts a flutter with his goods looks and
dry sense of humour as he enjoyed eventful
but fun teenage years. Also along with a
lot of his friends and brother Matt many
years were spent working part-time at the
Mereway Tesco supermarket, charming the customers
as they went through the tills.
After collecting an armful
of qualifications Geoff went on to read Economics
and Business Studies at Queens Mary College,
London. Here he met Michael Green. Geoff
was best man at both Michael's and Steve's
After QMC, Geoff spent a year
out in a futile attempt to clear his student
debt, working for Barclaycard, where Mum
still works and where he made more good friends.
He then went on to do a I.T. Masters Degree
at Aston University.
After a short time working
for AT&T in a technical role, Geoff gained
a position at Swiss Bank, London, moving
after a couple of years to the investment
arm of Abbey National. He then worked free-lance
for ABN-Amro, living and working in Copenhagen
and Istanbul. In 1999 Geoff leaped at the
chance to live and work in New York City
where again he increased his wide circle
of friends. Shortly after arriving in the
city, Geoff met his soul mate Caroline Burbank,
a Bostonian girl living in New York. Geoff
bought an apartment in Manhattan and Caroline
soon moved in. Whilst working for Reuters
in the United States as a Director and Managing
Consultant for their Business Consultancy
arm, Geoff saw a lot of the Americas and
spent time in Brazil, Venezuela and Columbia.
Geoff and Caroline had recently got engaged
and were looking forward to starting a family
in the new year, with the intention of moving
back to England within 2 or 3 years.
Geoff always made time for
people and on his last visit home at the
end of August, he did the usual, rushing
up and down the country with Caroline to
see family and friends.
Geoff died on the morning of
Tuesday September 11th 2001 in the terrorist
attack on the World Trade Centre in New York.
He was due to attend a conference on the
106th floor of WTC1. Both towers collapsed
with a huge loss of life. No-one has seen
or heard of Geoff since that awful day.
He is still missing.
Geoff was formally identified in June 2002. He is now amongst loved ones.
Geoff's name is inscribed in a stone at the permanent memorial garden at Grosvenor